Monday, October 21, 2019

Chapter 8.7.d Emerging technologies: conclusion and summary

I am in the process of finalising a second edition of Teaching in a Digital Age. (For more on this, see Working on the second...

Chapter 8.7c Artificial intelligence

  I am in the process of finalising a second edition of Teaching in a Digital Age. (For more on this, see Working on the second...

Chapter 8.7.b Virtual and augmented reality

Screen shots from UBC's Soil Sciences TopAGraphy mobile app I am in the process of finalising a second edition of Teaching in a Digital Age....

Serious games and gamification

Serious game design methodology, from Digital Education Strategies, Ryerson University, 2018 Changes to Teaching in a Digital Age I am in the process of finalising a...

Working on the second edition of Teaching in a Digital Age: some lessons learned...

I have been very quiet with my blog, partly due to having fun in the summer, but also because I am in the process...

Some thoughts on the future of public higher education

One of the responses I had to my series on the coming crisis to post-secondary education in Canada was: 'Well, what do you think...

Back to the Future: open pedagogy, learning design, and ETUG’s 25th anniversary conference

  Happy anniversary, ETUG! Last week I spent two days at the British Columbia Educational Technology Users' Group conference at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops. ETUG was...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 4. Developing skills for a digital society

This series is turning out to be longer than I initially anticipated. In the first three posts I looked at the following possible reasons...

The Open University is 50 years old today

BBC (2019) Open University: Photos Issued to Mark 50th Anniversary, April 17 My personal story The British Open University received its charter on April 23, 1969....

Should university and college instructors ban cell phones in their classes?

The Ontario government, under the leadership of its premier Doug Ford (a badly cloned Donald Trump), has announced it will ban cellphone use during...

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.