Monday, November 19, 2018

MIT, learning technologies, and developing countries: lessons in technology transfer

  This week I spent three days at the MIT LINC (Learning International Networks Consortium) conference in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the theme: 'Realizing the Dream:...

Online learning in 2012: a retrospective

Well, 2012 was certainly the year of the MOOC. Audrey Watters provides a comprehensive overview of what happened with MOOCs in 2012, so I...

Teaching science via remote control

Stacey, P. (2011) Teaching science online Musings on the Ed Tech Frontier, October 6 This is a fascinating article about using remote web-based science labs...

Conference on learning environments and ecosystems in Engineering Education

IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference: "Learning Environments and Ecosystems in Engineering Education" EDUCON2011 Princess Sumaya University for Technology Amman, Jordan 4-6 April 2011 Call for Papers The conference is the...

Learning technologies in engineering education

Regular readers will know that I believe that 'real' engineering is one of the tougher areas for e-learning, because of the need for hands-on...

Games to teach science and math in the USA

Barak Obama has announced a number of initiatives to improve the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). One of these initiatives are...

Can you teach ‘real’ engineering at a distance?

This blog is prompted by an e-mail from Rich Zuc, who wanted to know why there were no undergraduate degrees in engineering offered at...

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.