Wednesday, September 18, 2019

MIT and German research on the [appalling] use of video in xMOOCs

Hansch, A. et al. (2015) Video and Online Learning: Critical Reflections and Findings From the Field Berlin DE: Alexander von Humbolt Institut für Internet und...

Choosing a ‘good’ post-secondary online learning program

I am constantly asked to recommend 'good' online learning programs. This is a difficult question to answer, as it’s impossible for any single person to...

Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age: key takeaways

I have now completed and published Chapter 11, 'Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age', for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital...

10 key takeaways about differences between classroom, blended, online and open learning

Lucky readers: you get a bonus! This is really a brief summary of all of the ten previous posts on this topic, which constitute...

A future vision for OER and online learning

For each chapter of my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, I am developing imaginary but hopefully realistic scenarios. In this scenario,...

The implications of ‘open’ for course and program design: towards a paradigm shift

I am usually very cautious not to use the term 'paradigm shift', but I do believe that the term is justified by the implications of...

What do we mean by ‘open’ in education?

"I'm just a committed and even stubborn person who wants to see every child getting quality education" Malala Yousafzai's Nobel Prize speech, 2014 This is the...

A new way to look at the costs of digital media in education

I said it was going to be fun looking at the costs of digital media in education, but it wasn't. When I came to...

Are you broadcasting or networking when teaching online?

My next three or so posts will be looking at key characteristics of media and technologies, again as part of Chapter 8 on 'Understanding...

Choosing design models for a digital age

Oh, dear, it appears that I missed out in posting the conclusion to my Chapter 6, on Models for Designing Teaching and Learning for my...

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.