Saturday, January 18, 2020

No. 3 aha moment: asynchronous is (generally) better than synchronous teaching

In an earlier post, I listed the seven ‘aha’ moments that have been the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational...

Grants for research on blended learning – from a lecture capture company

Nagel, D. (2013) Grants support research into blended, distance learning Campus Technology, January 7 Echo360, a vendor of a range of educational technology, including lecture...

Outlook for online learning in 2013: online learning comes of age

FunTab Class 9.1 Android ICS Tablet: will 2013 be the year of the tablet? In a previous post, I talked about the difficulties in making...

The role of information sciences in online learning: a review of IRRODL, Vol. 13,...

An overview of the papers IRRODL (the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning) has once again produced a fascinating themed edition, this...

An archive of alI I know about online learning

At the recent COHERE conference I delivered two keynotes: Meeting the challenge of technology: are we failing as managers? Designing university teaching to meet the needs...

My summer paranoia: computers will replace teachers in higher education

I had a strange dream last night. I was in discussion with an editor from a publishing company about the draft of a new...

Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 5: Master the technology

In this post I argue that taking the time to be properly trained in how to use standard learning technologies will in the long...

E-learning in 2011: a retrospective

'That was the year that was, it's over, let it go...', as the old song says. But before it does go, let's look back...

Book: Managing Technology in Higher Education now available

Bates, A. and Sangrà, A. (2011) Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching and Learning San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Co. Now out!...

Evaluating the impact of lecture capture

MediaSite (2011) Third Party Research: Evaluating the Impact of MediaSite lecture capture on retention, recruitment and student satisfaction Madison WI: Sonic Foundry MediaSite (2011) Lecture...

About Tony Bates

Dr. Tony Bates is the author of eleven books in the field of online learning and distance education. He has provided consulting services specializing in training in the planning and management of online learning and distance education, working with over 40 organizations in 25 countries. Tony is a Research Associate with Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network.