Friday, December 14, 2018

Five old educational technologies

Etherington, C. (2018) Five educational technologies, circa 1918 ELearning inside news, January 1 Despite rumours, I was not around in 1918, but this article is...

Virtual Reality and education: some thoughts

I spent a very interesting evening this week at a Vancouver VR Community event at Mobify's headquarters in downtown Vancouver. Mobify is a provider...

DIY online courses on Facebook

Hughes, M. (2017) Facebook is letting Groups create online learning courses - what could possibly go wrong?  The Next Web, 1 June It has been a...

Tracking innovations in online learning in Canada

I've not been blogging much recently because, frankly, I've been too busy, and not on the golf course or ski slopes, either. (Yeah, so...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What I learned at Drexel University in National Distance Learning Week

Fear and loathing in Philadelphia On Tuesday and Wednesday last week, I found myself in Philadelphia on U.S. Presidential Election day, and even more importantly, the...

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...

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.