Friday, August 23, 2019

Why is innovation in teaching in HE so difficult? 4. Integrating online and distance...

This is the fourth and final post in this series. The previous three were: 1. The accreditation agencies? 2. Legacy systems 3. Learning management...

Book review: Open and Distance Non-formal Education in Developing Countries

Latchem, C. (2018) Open and Distance Non-formal Education in Developing Countries Springer: Singapore The author I was about to review this book when I was informed of...

Free online courses on English for Syrian refugees

FutureLearn (2018) New free online courses launched to help Syrian refugees continue their education FE News.co.uk, June 8 Kings College, the University of London, has...

The current madness in online learning: case no. 2

Baker, R. et al. (2018) Bias in Online Classes: Evidence from a Field Experiment, Stanford CA: Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, CEPA Working Paper ...

Have we reached a tipping point in teaching science and engineering online?

This post lists several new developments in delivering science and engineering online. These developments join a list of other efforts that are listed below...

Scary tales of online learning and educational technology

The Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) of British Columbia held an appropriately Halloween-themed get together today called 'The Little Workshop of Horrors' at which participants...

Initiating instructors to online learning: 10 fundamentals

Click to download the pdf What? Not ANOTHER book from me? Well, no, not quite. 'Teaching in a Digital Age' has been a great success but...

Online learning for beginners: 7. Why not just record my lectures?

This is the seventh in a series of a dozen blog posts aimed at those new to online learning or thinking of possibly doing it....

Online learning for beginners: 4. ‘What kinds of online learning are there?’

This is the fourth of a series of a dozen blog posts aimed at those new to online learning or thinking of possibly doing...

Online learning for beginners: 3. ‘Aren’t MOOCs online learning?’

What are MOOCs? Just in case you don't know what MOOCs are (massive, open online courses), they are usually courses that use video recordings of lectures...

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.