Thursday, September 16, 2021

My five wishes for online learning in 2015

Predictions, schmedictions. No-one can guess the future but we can at least say what we would like to see. So here are my five...

A ‘starter’ bibliography on MOOCs

For the increasing number of students doing Masters' dissertations or Ph.D's on MOOCs I have collected together for convenience all the references made in...

EDEN research papers: OERs (inc. MOOCs), quality/assessment, social media, analytics and research methods

EDEN has now published a second report on my review of papers submitted to the EDEN research workshop in Oxford a couple of weeks ago....

First part of report on EDEN Research Workshop now available

My official report on the 8th EDEN Research Workshop is being released as a series of four blog posts by the President of EDEN,...

New journal on research into online learning for k-12 educators

The Journal of Online Learning Research (JOLR) is a peer-reviewed, international journal devoted to the theoretical, empirical, and pragmatic understanding of technologies and their...

The dissemination of research in online learning: a lesson from the EDEN Research Workshop

The EDEN Research Workshop I'm afraid I have sadly neglected my blog over the last two weeks, as I was heavily engaged as the rapporteur...

Getting ready for the EDEN Research workshop

I'm now in England, about to attend the EDEN Research Workshop on research into online learning that starts tomorrow (Sunday) in Oxford, with the event...

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...

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.