Friday, December 14, 2018

The future of learning content – and campus bookstores

Ellis, T. (2016) Developing a course content strategy University Business, February This article has made me realise the still massive difference between what actually happens...

Problems with the use of images in open textbooks

If you have downloaded my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age' in pdf or Modi format for the iPad or Kobo, you may...

Integrating open textbooks, open research and open data into teaching

This is the third of five posts on open education for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. The previous two posts...

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...

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...

Opening up: chapter one of Teaching in a Digital Age

I've not been blogging much recently, because (a) I've been on holiday for a month in the Mediterranean and (b) I've been writing my...

Survey finds ‘little use’ of open textbooks in Washington State’s colleges

OnCampus Research (2013) Open Course Library Survey Results OnCampus Research, December 2013 Biemiller, L. (2014) Open Course Library Sees Little Use in Washington’s Community Colleges Chronicle...

Why I decided to try open publishing

  In an earlier post, I announced that I was going to write a textbook for open publishing and track my progress through a series...

Writing an open textbook: tracking an author’s perspective

Image © to thePC, 2014One of the key developments in online learning is the open textbook. These are textbooks that are published and available...

e-learning trends from South Africa

Chadwick, K. (2014) e-Learning Trends for 2014 Bizcommunity.com This is an interesting perspective on corporate e-learning trends from Kirsty Chadwick in South Africa. I've focused...

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.