Tuesday, April 23, 2019

(Almost) free books on online learning

I did a big clear-out over the holiday period and found a whole batch of brand new printed copies of three of my books....

Summary of the 2018 survey of online learning in Canadian colleges and universities

The Canadian Digital Learning Research Association has just finalised the results from the 2018 national survey. The full technical report has been completed in...

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...

Book review: Open and Distance Non-formal Education in Developing Countries

Latchem, C. (2018) Open and Distance Non-formal Education in Developing Countries Springer: Singapore The author I was about to review this book when I was informed of...

More developments in teaching science online

Matthews, D. (2018) Scepticism over Google plan to replace labs with virtual reality, Times Higher Education, June 7 The Harvard Gazette (2018) Virtual lab to extend reach...

Online learning and disruptive change at the UK Open University

Sturm und Strang I've was in England last week,  attending the 7th eSTEeM conference at the Open University as the opening keynote speaker, only my...

‘Making Digital Learning Work’: why faculty and program directors must change their approach

Bailey, A. et al (2018) Making Digital Learning Work Boston MA:The Boston Consulting Group/Arizona State University Getting blended learning wrong I've been to several universities recently...

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....

How to keep up with new technology in online learning

I was recently asked if I would answer a couple of questions from students in Royal Roads University's course 'Leveraging Technology in Higher Education'...

DIY online courses on Facebook

Hughes, M. (2017) Facebook is letting Groups create online learning courses - what could possibly go wrong?  The Next Web, 1 June It has been a...

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.