Saturday, January 18, 2020

What students learned from an MIT physics MOOC

Colvin, K. et al. (2014) Learning an Introductory Physics MOOC: All Cohorts Learn Equally, Including On-Campus Class, IRRODL, Vol. 15, No. 4 Why this paper? I...

Review of ‘Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda.’

Zawacki-Richter, O. and Anderson, T. (eds.) (2014) Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda Athabasca AB: AU Press, pp. 508 It is somewhat daunting to review...

Submitting a doctoral thesis on online learning? Some things to keep in mind

Old people often complain that the world is going to hell in a hand-basket, that standards are falling, and it used to be better...

Conference: 8th EDEN Research Workshop on research in online learning and distance education

What: Challenges for research into Open & Distance Learning: Doing Things Better: Doing Better Things 'The focus of the event is on quality research discussed in...

Opening up: chapter one of Teaching in a Digital Age

I've not been blogging much recently, because (a) I've been on holiday for a month in the Mediterranean and (b) I've been writing my...

A balanced research report on the hopes and realities of MOOCs

Hollands, F. and Tirthali, D. (2014) MOOCs: Expectations and Reality New York: Columbia University Teachers' College, Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education, 211 pp We...

Does distance education socialize students? A study from Québec

Loisier, J. (2014) Socialisation des Etudiants en FAD au Canada Francophone Montréal QC: REFAD REFAD (the Canadian francophone distance education network) has published a very...

Research from the Michigan Virtual University on a connectivist MOOC

  Ferdig, R. et al. (2014) Findings and reflections from the 'K-12 Teaching in the 21st Century' MOOC Lansing MI: Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute We...

EDEN research workshop on open and distance learning

What: Challenges for research into Open & Distance Learning: Doing Things Better: Doing Better Things EDENRW8 is very focussed on you the researcher and what you can...

Thinking about the design of the ‘flipped’ classroom

Barnett, P. (2014) Let's scramble, not flip, the classroom, Inside Higher Education, February 14 University of Washington (undated) Flipping the classroom, Seattle: University of Washington...

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.