Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics: WCET’s analysis of distance education enrolments in the USA

Russell Poulin and Terri Straut have done an invaluable analysis of recent data on distance education enrolments in the USA in the following three...

Mode of delivery: Learners as a determining factor

This is the third of five posts on choosing between different modes of delivery as part of Chapter 10 for my online open textbook,...

Ease of use as a criterion for technology selection in online learning

I felt myself cringing as I wrote this section for my book on 'Teaching in a Digital Age'. Talk about do what I say...

Students as a criterion for media selection in online learning

Decisions are being made every day by government, institutions, teachers and students about technology use in education. How are these decisions made? What criteria...

EDEN research papers on learner characteristics, course design and faculty development in online learning

EDEN has now published my review of some of the research papers submitted to the EDEN research workshop in Oxford a couple of weeks...

Key characteristics of learners in a digital age and their influence on the design...

In my previous post, I outlined some key components of learning environments, which will form part of Chapter 5 of my open textbook, 'Teaching...

WCET’s analysis of U.S. statistics on distance education

U.S.Department of Education (2014) Web Tables: Enrollment in Distance Education Courses, by State: Fall 2012 Washington DC: U.S.Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Hill,...

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 comprehensive review of the literature on digital natives

Image retrieved from Hastac.org (Stephen Berg's blog)Jones, C. and Shao, B. (2011) The Net Generation and Digital Natives: Implications for Higher Education Milton Keynes:...

Tracking online learning in the USA – and Ontario

 Allen, I. and Seaman, J. (2014) Grade Change: Tracking Online Learning in the United States Wellesley MA: Babson College/Sloan Foundation This is the eleventh annual report...

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.