Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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...

French version of ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ now available

The French version of 'Teaching in a Digital Age', L'enseignement a l'ère numerique', is now available from here. I am very grateful to Contact North|Contact Nord...

EDEN 2016: Re-imagining Learning Environments

The EDEN conference I have just attended the annual conference of the European Distance and E-Learning Network in Budapest, Hungary. EDEN is one of my favourite conferences...

Webinar recording: How open education will revolutionize higher education

Last Tuesday I did a Contact North webinar on the above topic. This was the last of five webinars based on my book, Teaching...

Automation or empowerment: online learning at the crossroads

You are probably, like me, getting tired of the different predictions for 2016. So I’m not going to do my usual look forward for...

That was the year that was: what you read on my blog in 2015

I find it a fun exercise to analyse the statistics for my blog at the end of the year, to see what were the...

That was the year, that was: main trends in 2015

Well, here we are at the end of another year. Doesn't time fly! So here is my look back on 2015. I'll do this...

Low-cost online courses in film and media studies: do they work?

Alexander, I. (2015) Over 30,000 students took these online film and media courses Film Industry Network, November 17 I haven't been following Udemy, the former...

MIT introduces credit-based online learning

Bradt, S. (2015) Online courses + time on campus = a new path to an MIT master’s degree MIT News, October 7 MIT is famous for...

Answering questions about teaching online: assessment and evaluation

Following on from my Contact North webinar on the first five chapters of my book, Teaching in a Digital Age, and my blog post...

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.