Friday, December 14, 2018

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...

Preliminary book review: An Introduction to Distance Education

Cleveland-Innes, M. and Garrison, R. (eds.) 2010 An Introduction to Distance Education: Understanding Teaching and Learning in a New Era New York/Abingdon UK: Routledge This...

Review of e-learning possibilities and limitations of Apple’s iPad

Brandon, B. (2010) Apple's iPad: what does it offer for e-learning? Learning Solutions Magazine January 27 I was wondering how to comment on the iPad...

Asynchronous and synchronous e-learning

Hrastinski, S. (2008) Asynchronous and synchronous e-learning EDUCAUSE Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 4 (October–December 2008) A study of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning methods discovered that...

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.