Friday, December 9, 2022

Successful competency-based learning in a California school system

West, C. (2021) How to do online learning well? A California district has some answers The Hechinger Report, December 19 In my search for relevant...

Second edition of Teaching in a Digital Age now published

The second edition of Teaching in a Digital Age is now available at https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev2/ The first edition was published in 2015. The second edition is...

Technology and alienation: symptoms, causes and a framework for discussion

This is the second post on the topic of technology, alienation and the role of education, with a particular focus on the consequences for...

Building an effective learning environment

I was asked by the Chang School of Continuing Studies at Ryerson University to do a master class on this topic at their ChangSchoolTalks...

Automation or empowerment: online learning at the crossroads

You are probably, like me, getting tired of the different predictions for 2016. So I’m not going to do my usual look forward for...

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...

EDUCAUSE looks beyond the (current) LMS environment: is it a future we want?

Brown, M, Dehoney, J., Millichap, N. (2015) The Next Generation Digital Learning Environment: A Report on Research EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative What is it about? EDUCAUSE has published...

Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of social media

Social media are still in a very volatile state of development, and many faculty worry about the negative aspects of students who are continually...

No. 8 aha moment: web 2.0 will change everything in online learning

This is the ninth (and last) in a series of posts about the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational technology,...

Online Learning and Personal Change: the Movie

Vancouver Community College organized a stimulating faculty development workshop in April called 'Technology Trends and the Courage to Adapt', about the challenge technology presents...

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.