Friday, September 30, 2022

What have we learned from Covid-19 about the limitations of online learning – and...

Being realistic about the strengths and weaknesses of online learning I have spent a good part of my career defending and promoting online learning and...

Online and problem-based learning: the Danish experience

Aalborg University and digital learning I have just completed a visit to my third Danish university (University of Copenhagen in 2004, Syddansk University in 2017,...

Using scenarios to develop ‘soft’ skills

Boller, S. (2013) Best Practices for Using eLearning in Soft Skills Training Bottom Line Performance, July 13 I blogged recently about the link between online learning...

Australia moves backwards from online apprenticeship training

Raggatt, M. (2015) Government slammed for dumping Energise Oz electrician apprenticeship program Brisbane Times, October 10 Those of you with Netflix may have been watching the...

Defining skills for a digital age

ACT (2105) Unpacking "Career Readiness" Iowa City IA: Act Inc. ACT Inc, the organisation that designs and administers the most widely used high school standardised tests...

Adult learners, mobile phones and online learning

Sometimes, distance education really is distant. Damian Boyle is a workplace instructor from Northlands College who works with itinerant workers at the remote McArthur...

The role of communities of practice in a digital age

The story so far I have published the first five chapters of my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age'.  I am now working on Chapter...

Choosing teaching methods for a digital age

  Introduction I'm going to try to pull together here the main conclusions following my discussion of epistemologies, learning theories and methods of teaching that I've...

Models for teaching by doing (labs, apprenticeship, etc.)

  Context I am gradually working my way through Chapter 4 on different models of teaching for my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age.' First drafts of...

The nature of knowledge and the implications for teaching

Teaching in a Digital Age I've now just published Chapter 2 of my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. Chapter 1 looks at the fundamental changes...

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.