Saturday, December 3, 2022

Back to the Future: open pedagogy, learning design, and ETUG’s 25th anniversary conference

  Happy anniversary, ETUG! Last week I spent two days at the British Columbia Educational Technology Users' Group conference at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops. ETUG was...

Online learning in 2016: a personal review

                            Image: © Institute for Economics and Peace. Canada is ranked seventh most peaceful. We don't know where it ranks though in terms of online...

Towards an open pedagogy for online learning

The problems with OER I was interviewed recently by a reporter doing an article on OER (open educational resources) and I found myself being much more...

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...

The future of learning content – and campus bookstores

Ellis, T. (2016) Developing a course content strategy University Business, February This article has made me realise the still massive difference between what actually happens...

Some (further) thoughts about ‘agile’ learning design

In my online, open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, I felt I needed a separate section on agile learning design, to capture some...

Networking (and novelty) as criteria for media selection

Almost there! This section covers the 'N' in the SECTIONS model for the chapter on media selection for my online open textbook, Teaching in...

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...

Writing an open textbook: a mid-term report on the technology

I'm about half-way through writing my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age.' I've done about five and a half chapters, and I would like...

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...

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.