Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Learning technologies in engineering education

Regular readers will know that I believe that 'real' engineering is one of the tougher areas for e-learning, because of the need for hands-on...

Has the credit hour become a relic?

Blumenstyck, G. (2010) Beyond the Credit Hour: Old Standards Don't Fit New Models Chronicle of Higher Education, January 3 Blumenstyck writes: In the era of distance...

Reigning in costs with online learning

Bassis, M. (2009) Reigning in college costs Businessweek, December 21 This is a useful article, from the President of Westminster College, Salt Lake City, to...

The state of e-learning 2009

It's that time of year again. Here's a personal look back at e-learning in 2009 (I will do another blog on priorities for Canadian...

Special report on virtual schools

Van Dusen, C. (2009) eSN Special Report: Beyond the Virtual School eSchool News, Nov 1 Because of the volume of stuff that comes through my...

Tweeting in class

Young, J. (2009) Teaching with Twitter: Not for the Faint of Heart Chronicle of Higher Education, November 22 Interesting article on use of Twitter and...

A vision for the future: Using technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of the academy:...

Identifying the problem with higher education in the 21st was the easy part (Using technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of the academy: Part 1)....

Does course redesign reduce costs?

Stripling, J. (2009) Half-learned lessons Inside Higher Education, October 9 It is 10 years since the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) began working with...

How would you use free academic video courses from leading universities

I have often criticised the use of technology just to record and transmit lectures. Nevertheless, I do recognise the value of a top class...

Does technology really enhance the quality of teaching and learning?

The aim of this blog This is one of several blogs that explore the question: is e-learning failing in higher education? (See Is e-learning failing...

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.