Friday, August 23, 2019

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...

Online learning in 2016: a personal review

                            Image: © Institute for Economics and Peace. Canada is ranked seventh most peaceful. We don't know where it ranks though in terms of online...

Towards an open pedagogy for online learning

The problems with OER I was interviewed recently by a reporter doing an article on OER (open educational resources) and I found myself being much more...

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.