Friday, August 12, 2022

What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs

  TED Talks: Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education Daphne Koller, one of the two founders of Coursera, describes some of the key features...

UC Berkeley joins edX

Public Affairs (2012) UC Berkeley joins Harvard and MIT not-for-profit online learning collaborative Berkeley CA: UC Berkeley Another big name joins the MOOC movement. However,...

“What should we do about MOOCs?” – the Board of Governors discusses

By accident, a microphone was left switched on at a medium sized state university's Board of Governors meeting last week. In the best tradition...

Better than a MOOC? Free online vocational training

Bornstein, D. (2012) Open education for a global economy New York Times, July 11 I wrote earlier about ALISON, the world's largest supplier of free...

New infographic on MOOCs

Onlinecolleges has developed a new infographic on MOOCs. To see the full-size image click here

Is online learning really cracking open the public post-secondary system?

I suspect that I'm not the only one who has been 'disengaged' from the online world of online learning for the past few weeks,...

Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 8: Communicate, communicate, communicate

© Care2, 2012In this post I stress the importance of ongoing, continuing communication between instructor and students in an online environment, and in particular...

Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 7: Design course structure and learning activities

In this post the importance of providing students with a structure for learning online and setting appropriate learning activities is discussed. Indeed, I will...

Why learning management systems are not going away

Contact North has just published online a series of six short papers (10-12 pages) under the title of Learning Management Systems: Disruptive Developments, Alternative Options...

Discussion of MOOCs: more links and questions

Rodriguez, O. (2012) Vast Lurker and No-lurker Participation in Open Online Courses: MOCCs and the AI Stanford-like courses respectively Osvaldo Rodriguez, March 3 Siemens, G....

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.