Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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...

Research on Virtual Learning Environments

Smart, C. (2011) VLEs at the heart of curriculum innovation, JISC e-Learning Focus, February 7 This article looks at four projects using VLEs in the...

List of web 2.0 tools for instruction

Lloyd, M. (2010) 18 Web 2.0 tools for instruction Campus Technology, April 28 This very useful article asks two experts, Sarah Robbins (aka Intellagirl), of...

Open source LMSs for small colleges: 3 cases

Briggs, L. (2010) Moving to an Open Source LMS: 3 Stories Campus Technology, April 7 This article describes how three small colleges migrated to either...

Open University UK major provider on iTunes U

The Open University (2010) The Open University hits ten million downloads on iTunes U In Partnership Milton Keynes UK: The Open University Over ten million...

A personal view of e-learning at the University of British Columbia

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (home of OLT) It's now seven years since I resigned as Director of Distance Education and Technology at UBC,...

Great expectations for e-learning in 2010

In the Globe and Mail on December 19, Leah McLaren wrote: 'We are living in an Era of Perpetual Advice - and almost none of...

Six priorities for Canadian e-learning in 2010

Summary of my priorities 1. A requirement for all newly appointed full-time instructors in public Canadian post-secondary educational institutions to have a formal certification in...

The state of e-learning 2009

It's that time of year again. Here's a personal look back at e-learning in 2009 (I will do another blog on priorities for Canadian...

The LMS war is over – or is it?

Carter, D. (2009) Blackboard, D2L declare truce eSchool News, December 17 The three-and-a-half-year court battle between learning management system (LMS) giant Blackboard Inc. and competitor...

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.