Friday, November 16, 2018

EDEN 2016: Re-imagining Learning Environments

The EDEN conference I have just attended the annual conference of the European Distance and E-Learning Network in Budapest, Hungary. EDEN is one of my favourite conferences...

A full day of experiential learning in action

On Wednesday, February 17, the Chang School of Continuing Studies, Ryerson University, Toronto, put on an impressive one day conference, called ChangSchoolTalks, focused on...

Automation or empowerment: online learning at the crossroads

You are probably, like me, getting tired of the different predictions for 2016. So I’m not going to do my usual look forward for...

Spotlight on online experiential learning at Ryerson University

A week or so ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Digital Education Strategies team at the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing...

Book review: Teaching and Learning in Digital Worlds

Gisbert, T. and Bullen, M. (2015) Teaching and Learning in Digital Worlds: Strategies and Issues in Higher Education Tarragona Spain: Publicacions Universitat Rovira i...

Investments in game-based learning and learning technology continues to grow

Banville, L. (2015) Reports Highlight Strong Growth and Investor Interest in China, U.S. Game-based Learning Games and Learning, May 31 This is an interesting report that...

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...

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...

Adapting student assessment to the needs of a digital age

The story so far Chapter 5 of my open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ is about the design of teaching and learning, which I am...

Game-based and immersive courses in a community college system

Bradley, P. (2014) Getting in the game: Colorado colleges develop game-based, immersive courses Community College Weekly, March 3 The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is...

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.