Friday, October 19, 2018

Why is innovation in teaching in higher education so difficult? 3. Learning management systems

Reasons for using a Learning Management System I pointed out in my previous post that the LMS is a legacy system that can inhibit innovation...

Is Blackboard dying? The latest instalment in LMS wars.

Feldstein, M. (2018) Canvas Surpasses Blackboard Learn in US Market Share, eLiterate, July 8 Kroner, G. (2018) Sensationalizing LMS Market Share in an Era of Fake News,...

Book review: Open and Distance Non-formal Education in Developing Countries

Latchem, C. (2018) Open and Distance Non-formal Education in Developing Countries Springer: Singapore The author I was about to review this book when I was informed of...

More developments in teaching science online

Matthews, D. (2018) Scepticism over Google plan to replace labs with virtual reality, Times Higher Education, June 7 The Harvard Gazette (2018) Virtual lab to extend reach...

How serious should we be about serious games in online learning?

In the 2017 national survey of online learning in post-secondary education, and indeed in the Pockets of Innovation project, serious games were hardly mentioned...

Active learning at the Royal Military College of Canada

The RMC Following my trip to the UK Open University, I visited the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, where I was a keynote speaker...

Open and remote labs from the UK Open University

On my recent visit to the UK Open University, I had the privilege of a guided tour of the Open University's remote labs. These...

Learning analytics, student satisfaction, and student performance at the UK Open University

Rienties, B. and Toetenel, L. (2016) The impact of learning design on student behaviour, satisfaction and performance: A cross-institutional comparison across 151 modules, Computers in...

Online learning and disruptive change at the UK Open University

Sturm und Strang I've was in England last week,  attending the 7th eSTEeM conference at the Open University as the opening keynote speaker, only my...

Zuckerberg’s Frankenstein

Prosecutor: Dr. Frankenberg, are you aware that there is a monster roaming the countryside, stealing all the villagers' personal information? Dr. Frankenberg: Yes, sir, I...

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.