Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Building an effective learning environment

I was asked by the Chang School of Continuing Studies at Ryerson University to do a master class on this topic at their ChangSchoolTalks...

Reading between the lines: the ‘intangibles’ in quality online teaching and learning

Contact North has organised a series of four webinars highlighting the practical advice and guidelines offered in my online, open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age....

Book review: A History of the Open University

Weinbren, D. (2105) The Open University: A History Manchester: Manchester University Press/The Open University, 274 pp + notes, £18.99, C$31.61, US$22.30 (paperback edition) Why you...

Who are your online students?

Clinefelter, D. L., & Aslanian, C. B. (2015). Online college students 2015: Comprehensive data on demands and preferences. Louisville, KY: The Learning House, Inc. The...

Can you do experiential learning online? Assessing design models for experiential learning

One of the frustrating things about writing a book (Teaching in a Digital World) is that just when you think you've finished a chapter,...

Key characteristics of learners in a digital age and their influence on the design...

In my previous post, I outlined some key components of learning environments, which will form part of Chapter 5 of my open textbook, 'Teaching...

Dialogue and discussion: critical for 21st century skills development

Introduction First of all, thanks to the numerous people who commented on  my earlier posts on Why Lectures are Dead, and on Learning Theories and...

Conference on science education at Western University

I was at the Western Conference on Science Education on July 10-11. I gave a a public lecture on designing teaching for 21st century...

No. 3 aha moment: asynchronous is (generally) better than synchronous teaching

In an earlier post, I listed the seven ‘aha’ moments that have been the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational...

Distance Education journal: November 2012 edition

Volume 33, No. 3 of Distance Education does not have a particular theme. But all the articles in one way or another discuss critical factors...

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.