Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age: key takeaways

I have now completed and published Chapter 11, 'Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age', for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital...

Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of social media

Social media are still in a very volatile state of development, and many faculty worry about the negative aspects of students who are continually...

Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of text and print

This is the first of several posts on the unique characteristics of different media, for my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. I'm...

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...

Are you broadcasting or networking when teaching online?

My next three or so posts will be looking at key characteristics of media and technologies, again as part of Chapter 8 on 'Understanding...

Writing an open textbook: a mid-term report on the technology

I'm about half-way through writing my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age.' I've done about five and a half chapters, and I would like...

Blogs and wikis in formal higher education: examples of open education

  Raths, D. (2014) An e-portfolio with no limits Campus Technology, March 2 This is an article on a project by the University of Mary Washington,...

No. 8 aha moment: web 2.0 will change everything in online learning

This is the ninth (and last) in a series of posts about the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational technology,...

An archive of alI I know about online learning

At the recent COHERE conference I delivered two keynotes: Meeting the challenge of technology: are we failing as managers? Designing university teaching to meet the needs...

Online Learning and Personal Change: the Movie

Vancouver Community College organized a stimulating faculty development workshop in April called 'Technology Trends and the Courage to Adapt', about the challenge technology presents...

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.