Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Online learning in 2012: a retrospective

Well, 2012 was certainly the year of the MOOC. Audrey Watters provides a comprehensive overview of what happened with MOOCs in 2012, so I...

Research and development in online learning from the Open University of Catalonia

Two weeks ago I visited two open universities (the UK OU and the Open University of Catalonia) and a research lab of the Institute...

Why learning management systems are not going away

Contact North has just published online a series of six short papers (10-12 pages) under the title of Learning Management Systems: Disruptive Developments, Alternative Options...

A project using e-readers in Africa

Trucano, M. (2012) An update on the use of e-readers in Africa EduTech, March 16 Michael Trucano's excellent World Bank blog here reports on the use...

Can education afford the iPad?

 Extract: Click on the graphic to see the full graphic Onlineteachingdegree.com has produced another interesting graphic comparing the costs of iPads to textbooks. It argues...

New technologies for e-learning in 2012 (and a little beyond)

In my e-learning outlook for 2012, I focused on mainly educational developments in e-learning during 2012. In this post, I want to look at...

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.