Friday, December 9, 2022

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....

More reflections on MOOCs and MITx

© Dave Cormier Downes, S. (2012) What a MOOC Does - #Change 11 Half and Hour, March 1 An overly simplified version of the discussion so...

Some critical reflections on MOOCs

Quinn, C. (2012) MOOC reflections, Learnlets, February 29 Clark Quinn has some interesting comments about MOOCs in this post. He compares the Siemens/Downes Change 2011...

Will MITx work?

Coughlin, S. (2012) MIT launches free online 'fully automated' course, BBC News, February 13 This article provides details of MITx's first course, 6.002x: Circuits and Electronics,...

Stephen Downes’ overview of e-learning: and a little history lesson

Downes, S. (2012) E-learning Generations, Half-an-Hour, February 11 Stephen's contribution In general, I try to complement rather than repeat what Stephen writes (which is just as...

Stanford profs explore new business model(s) for open learning

Kolowich, S. (2012) Massive courses, sans Stanford, Inside Higher Education, January 24 This is an excellent article about two of the Stanford professors, and another...

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.