Monday, May 20, 2019

Nine Steps to Online Learning: Step 4: Build on existing resources

In this post I argue that using existing online resources rather than re-inventing the wheel will save a good deal of instructor time compared...

E-portfolios, Sakai, and ‘new paradigms’

Batson, T. (2012) The Wait is Over: The LMS and the ePortfolio Merge to Serve a Culture of Learning Campus Technology, May 16 In this article,...

Video of presentation on ‘Designing online learning for the 21st century’

Université Laval has now made available the full video version on my presentation on this topic. It can viewed here: Apprentissage et enseignement à l'ère...

Interview on the role of learning management systems

Recently I did a Skype interview (in English) for Pontificia Universidad Javeriana at Cali, Colombia. I was asked the following five questions: Why is it...

Concevoir l’enseignment en ligne pour répondre aux besoins des apprenants du 21e siècle

Il est l'heure quand beaucoup des universités et des collèges Canadiennes offrent la formation aux professeurs. Ainsi j'avais été bien occupé pendant les dernières...

Designing online learning for the 21st century

This being the time of year when many Canadian post-secondary institutions offer faculty development opportunities, I have been busy the last two or three...

Why learning management systems are not going away

Contact North has just published online a series of six short papers (10-12 pages) under the title of Learning Management Systems: Disruptive Developments, Alternative Options...

New resources for online educators from Contact North

Over the last few months, Contact North has been gradually adding an impressive range of online resources to its Educator Portal. As well as the numerous articles...

Blackboard adds on open source service

Today Blackboard issued a strange letter to clients announcing that, in parallel with its existing proprietary platform, it will be offering a new business...

JET&S: Special journal issue on technology supported cognition and exploratory learning

The Journal of Educational Technology and Society, Vol. 15, No.1, has a special edition on technology supported cognition and exploratory learning. From the editorial: The IADIS CELDA...

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.