Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Welcome back and what you may have missed in online learning over the summer

I hope you all had a great summer break and have come back fully charged for another always challenging year in teaching. I thought...

Online learning for beginners: 10. Ready to go

This is the last in a series of ten blog posts aimed at those faculty and instructors in higher education new to online teaching or thinking of...

Online learning for beginners: 7. Why not just record my lectures?

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

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...

An excellent guide to multimedia course design

Centre for Extended Learning (2016) How do we create useful online learning experiences? Waterloo ON: University of Waterloo The University of Waterloo's Centre for Extended...

Is video a threat to learning management systems?

Bersin, J. (2016) Will video-based learning kill the LMS? Chief Learning Officer, February 15 This article raises a question that has been on my mind...

That was the year that was: what you read on my blog in 2015

I find it a fun exercise to analyse the statistics for my blog at the end of the year, to see what were the...

That was the year that was: what I did in 2015

No, I didn't die and get a Viking funeral at sea from my grandchildren, as did Billy Connelly in the wonderfully funny movie "What...

Innovation in online teaching in a Mexican university

The University of Guadalajara I spent last week in and around Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco in Mexico. The Universidad de Guadalajara, whose origins go...

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.