Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Post-Pandemic Lesson 10: We need more (and better) data

This is the last of 10 Lessons from a Post-Pandemic World. For the other nine, click here. “Research studies were of necessity quick and dirty,...

Research reports on Covid-19 and emergency remote learning/online learning

Post last up-dated: 9 June, 2021 Since March 2020, there has been a flurry of research on emergency remote learning. Most published research up to...

Learning analytics in online learning: trying hard but need to do better

I have now covered all five main articles in the special August issue of the journal Distance Education on learning analytics (because it is...

Using virtual reality to study interactive molecular dynamics

Morales, A. (2018) How Virtual Reality Can Change The Way We See Our Molecular World, Forbes, 25 July O'Connor, M. et al. (2018) Sampling molecular conformations...

The current madness in online learning: case no. 2

Baker, R. et al. (2018) Bias in Online Classes: Evidence from a Field Experiment, Stanford CA: Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, CEPA Working Paper ...

What I would like to see in online learning in 2018: 1: a theory...

Prediction is difficult, especially about the future, so I won't waste your time in suggesting what technologies are likely to take off in 2018....

Are you ready for blended learning?

I've just come back from visiting two universities in central Canada and I have also been getting feedback from pilot institutions on the questionnaire we...

EDEN Research Workshop, October, 2016

What: Forging New Pathways of research and innovation in open and distance learning: reaching from the roots The Ninth EDEN Research Workshop in Oldenburg, Germany,...

Online learning for beginners: 2. Isn’t online learning worse than face-to-face teaching?

The short answer to this question is: no, online learning is neither inherently worse - nor better - than face-to-face teaching; it all depends on the circumstances. The research...

MIT aims to expand its research into learning

Chandler, D. (2016) New initiatives accelerate learning research and its applications MIT News, February 2 The President of MIT has announced a significant expansion of the...

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.