Friday, November 16, 2018

An excellent guide to multimedia course design

Centre for Extended Learning (2016) How do we create useful online learning experiences? Waterloo ON: University of Waterloo The University of Waterloo's Centre for Extended...

Some comments on synchronous online learning technologies

Last week was a week of synchronous online sessions for me. I did 'virtual' keynotes into conferences in Tehran, Iran, and Beirut, the Lebanon, as...

Book review: A History of the Open University

Weinbren, D. (2105) The Open University: A History Manchester: Manchester University Press/The Open University, 274 pp + notes, £18.99, C$31.61, US$22.30 (paperback edition) Why you...

Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of audio

This is the second post on the unique characteristics of different media, for my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. As you will see,...

A new way to look at the costs of digital media in education

I said it was going to be fun looking at the costs of digital media in education, but it wasn't. When I came to...

Are rich media better than single media in online learning?

First of all, a happy New Year to everyone from almost the last place on earth to come into 2015. This is a discussion...

Using time and space in online learning

This is another post on the characteristics of educational media and technology, which form part of Chapter 8, 'Understanding Technology in Education' for my...

Moving beyond technology in designing online learning

This next post in my chapter on 'Understanding Technology in Education' for my book, Teaching in a Digital Age' is a long one, but...

A new approach to online lab classes from the University of South Carolina

  Adams, S. and Duvall, B. (2014) Designing, building and supporting online lab courses, University Business, February 4 This article is a summary of a presentation...

No. 3 aha moment: asynchronous is (generally) better than synchronous teaching

In an earlier post, I listed the seven ‘aha’ moments that have been the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational...

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.