Thursday, September 24, 2020

A review of AI and synchronous online learning in 2018

Although I'm trying to retire, or at least ease up a little, 2018 turned out to be a really busy work year for me....

Some comments on synchronous online learning technologies

Last week was a week of synchronous online sessions for me. I did 'virtual' keynotes into conferences in Tehran, Iran, and Beirut, the Lebanon, as...

Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age: key takeaways

I have now completed and published Chapter 11, 'Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age', for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital...

A brief history of online learning

Lepi, K. (2012) Who actually started online education? Edudemic, November 12 No - it wasn't Sebastian Thrun or Daphne Koller or any of the other...

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...

Nine Steps to Online Learning: Step 4: Build on existing resources

In this post I argue that using existing online resources rather than re-inventing the wheel will save a good deal of instructor time compared...

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...

BigMarker: a free, open web conferencing hub

For those interested in non-formal learning, you may want to take a look at BigMarker, a web 'hub' for those wanting to teach or...

Blackboard acquires Elluminate and Wimba: the end of LMSs?

Kolowich, S. (2010) Blackboard's big buy Inside Higher Education, July 8 This article leaves me as depressed as a Netherlands soccer supporter. Elluminate follows another...

Canadian corporate innovation in e-learning

Galt, V. (2010) How to bake agility into corporate DNA Globe and Mail, May 20 In my blog on Six Priorities for Canadian e-learning in...

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.