Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Are rich media better than single media in online learning?

First of all, a happy New Year to everyone from almost the last place on earth to come into 2015. This is a discussion...

Moving beyond technology in designing online learning

This next post in my chapter on 'Understanding Technology in Education' for my book, Teaching in a Digital Age' is a long one, but...

No. 3 aha moment: asynchronous is (generally) better than synchronous teaching

In an earlier post, I listed the seven ‘aha’ moments that have been the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational...

Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 5: Master the technology

In this post I argue that taking the time to be properly trained in how to use standard learning technologies will in the long...

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...

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...

Pedagogical roles for audio in online learning

'Sounds, such as the noise of certain machinery, or the background hum of daily life, have an associative as well as a pure meaning,...

Vancouver showcase of online learning innovations available on video

The Justice Institute of British Columbia and Vancouver Community College hosted an 'online showcase' on November 30, 2011, sponsored by the Metro Vancouver Educational...

iThanks, Steve!

'Never live someone else's dream; always live your own' - Steve Jobs I'm just one of millions who is saddened by the death of Steve...

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.