Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Learning analytics and learning design at the UK Open University

The Open University (2016) Developing learning design and analytics for student success, Connections, Vol. 21, No. 3 The latest edition of the Commonwealth of Learning's...

Report on SFU’s experiences of teaching with technology

I always enjoy going to a university or college and seeing how they are using learning technologies. I am always a little surprised and...

Scary tales of online learning and educational technology

The Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) of British Columbia held an appropriately Halloween-themed get together today called 'The Little Workshop of Horrors' at which participants...

Examining ethical and privacy issues surrounding learning analytics

Drachsler, H. et al. (2016) Is Privacy a Show-stopper for Learning Analytics? A Review of Current Issues and Their Solutions Learning Analytics Review, no. 6,...

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...

Technology and alienation: symptoms, causes and a framework for discussion

This is the second post on the topic of technology, alienation and the role of education, with a particular focus on the consequences for...

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...

Answering questions about teaching online: assessment and evaluation

Following on from my Contact North webinar on the first five chapters of my book, Teaching in a Digital Age, and my blog post...

Is Blackboard Inc. really worth $3 billion?

Baker, L., Roumeliotis, G. and Stone, M. (2105) Education company Blackboard seeks $3 billion sale - sources Reuters, July 28 Fleming, B. (2015) The Real Vision Behind the...

Appropriate interventions following the application of learning analytics

SAIDE (2015) Siyaphumelela Inaugural Conference May 14th - 15th 2015 SAIDE Newsletter, Vol. 21, No.3 Reading sources in the right order can avoid you having to eat...

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.