Saturday, October 20, 2018

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...

The success or otherwise of online students in the California Community College system

  Johnson, H. and Mejia, M. (2014) Online learning and student outcomes in California's community colleges San Francisco CA: Public Policy Institute of California, 20...

Learn to fly – online

Warnock, C. (2014) 1,600 students worldwide take online flight classes Daily Herald, April 5 "Yeah, you'll be telling me next that you can learn to...

Instructional design, the academy and industry: a ‘blended’ event

What: The Academy and Industry: Exploring Instructional Design Roles In a professional discipline, sometimes there can be uneasy tensions between those in the Academy (i.e. professors...

An ADDIE infographic for online training

© Commonwealth of Australia, 2014 Flexible Learning Australia has developed an interactive infographic for developing online training. Click here to access the graphic. Thanks to Richard...

EDEN Annual Conference 2014, Zagreb, Croatia

  What: E-learning at work and the workplace. This is the 2014 annual conference of The European Distance and E-Learning Network When: June 10 - 14, 2014 Where: The  Hypo...

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.