Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Ease of use as a criterion for technology selection in online learning

I felt myself cringing as I wrote this section for my book on 'Teaching in a Digital Age'. Talk about do what I say...

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...

Two design models for online collaborative learning: same or different?

I am now about to wrap up my Chapter 5 on Design models, for my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. Here I am...

Is the classroom model appropriate for teaching in a digital age?

Chapter 5 of my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age', is now published. In Chapter 5, I developed the concept of a learning...

An integrated online learning system for California’s community colleges

Raths, D. (2014) California Community Colleges Joining Forces for Online Success Campus Technology February 25 Assisted by a $57 million grant from the Governor of California,...

A comprehensive review of the literature on digital natives

Image retrieved from Hastac.org (Stephen Berg's blog)Jones, C. and Shao, B. (2011) The Net Generation and Digital Natives: Implications for Higher Education Milton Keynes:...

University of Florida Online launches first undergraduate programs this month

Moran, C. (2013) UF expands opportunities for four-year degrees UF News, September 27 State University System of Florida (2013) UF Online Comprehensive Business Plan, 2013-2019 Gainsville,...

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. 3 aha moment: asynchronous is (generally) better than synchronous teaching

In an earlier post, I listed the seven ‘aha’ moments that have been the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational...

The danger of cloud based LMSs

Davis, B. (2013) Desire2Learn ‘in recovery mode,’ says there has been no data loss to university systems The Record.com, February 1 Bryen, W. (2013) Desire2Learn...

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.