Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Online learning for beginners: 4. ‘What kinds of online learning are there?’

This is the fourth of a series of a dozen blog posts aimed at those new to online learning or thinking of possibly doing...

Talking numbers about open publishing and online learning

Please forgive me here for a little self-indulgence. By sheer coincidence, two statistics converged yesterday. 2 million blog post hits First, I passed the 2 million...

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...

The future of learning content – and campus bookstores

Ellis, T. (2016) Developing a course content strategy University Business, February This article has made me realise the still massive difference between what actually happens...

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: 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...

What students spend on textbooks and how it affects open textbooks

Hill, P. (2015) Bad Data Can Lead To Bad Policy: College students don’t spend $1,200+ on textbooks, e-Literate, November 8 Caulfield, M. (2015) Asking What Students Spend...

Update on British Columbia’s open textbook project

BCcampus has just announced that as of October 30, 2015, it has now made available 23 new 'Common Core' open textbooks for the Province of B.C.’s...

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.