Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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...

Using 2D virtual reality for online role playing

Koechli, L. and Glynn, M. (2014) Diving into Lake Devo: Modes of Representation and Means of Interaction and Reflection in Online Role-Play IRRODL, Vol. 15,...

Another perspective on the personalisation of learning online

I gave a keynote presentation last week at a large educational conference in the Netherlands, ‘Dé Onderwijsdagen’ (Education Days). I was asked to talk about the...

Recorded webinar on use of media in higher education

The second of four webinars on my open, online textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, was 'broadcast' last Tuesday (3 November 2015) by Contact North. In...

Book review: A History of the Open University

Weinbren, D. (2105) The Open University: A History Manchester: Manchester University Press/The Open University, 274 pp + notes, £18.99, C$31.61, US$22.30 (paperback edition) Why you...

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.