Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Back to the Future: open pedagogy, learning design, and ETUG’s 25th anniversary conference

  Happy anniversary, ETUG! Last week I spent two days at the British Columbia Educational Technology Users' Group conference at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops. ETUG was...

2018 review of online learning: open pedagogy

Sorry, folks - Christmas caught up to me faster than my blog writing. Still two more posts to do on 2018. I intended to...

2018 review: open universities and open education

Yesterday I reviewed developments in AI and synchronous learning during 2018, and rated them as follows: the hype factor (as the 'media' see it) ...

First Nations art and dance, a new campus, and moving to sustainable open education:...

I apologise for the lack of blog posts these last couple of months. I have been busy analysing and writing up data on course...

Update on the 2018 national survey of online learning

The return of questionnaires for the 2018 national survey of online learning and distance education in Canadian universities and colleges is now closed. The...

Why is innovation in teaching in higher education so difficult? 3. Learning management systems

Reasons for using a Learning Management System I pointed out in my previous post that the LMS is a legacy system that can inhibit innovation...

Open and remote labs from the UK Open University

On my recent visit to the UK Open University, I had the privilege of a guided tour of the Open University's remote labs. These...

Short video on the impact of open content on teaching

The Open University of Catalonia has produced a short (3 minutes 45 seconds) YouTube video of me talking (in English) about how open content...

That was 2017 in online learning

  My experience of online learning in 2017 2017 was a very interesting year for me, if not for online learning as a whole. I have...

One business case for OER examined

Law, P. and Perryman, L.-A. (2017) How OpenLearn supports a business model for OER Distance Education, Vol. 38, No. 1 The journal: 'Distance Education' Distance Education...

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.