Thursday, November 15, 2018

Graphics and online learning: a guide

Huhn, J. (2013) A Guide to Superior e-Learning Graphics, BottomLine Performance, August 10 For those instructors or faculty new to online or blended learning, this...

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...

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...

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. 5 aha moment: the Web as a universal standard

This is the sixth in a series of posts about the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational technology, where I...

No. 1 aha moment: media are different

© Open University 2013 In a previous post, I listed the seven 'aha' moments that have been the most seminal 'discoveries' in my researching and...

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...

Book review: Clark Quinn’s ‘The Mobile Academy’

Quinn, C. (2012) The Mobile Academy: mLearning for Higher Education San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/John Wiley, 120 pp The author points out that 90% of the world's...

Marshall McLuhan and his relevance to teaching with technology

Today (July 21) is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Marshall McLuhan. Although I was not consciously aware of it at the time,...

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.