Wednesday, August 5, 2020

MIT and German research on the [appalling] use of video in xMOOCs

Hansch, A. et al. (2015) Video and Online Learning: Critical Reflections and Findings From the Field Berlin DE: Alexander von Humbolt Institut für Internet und...

Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of video

Figure 9. The Open University on iTunesU This is the third post on the unique characteristics of different media, for my open textbook, Teaching in a...

A new way to look at the costs of digital media in education

I said it was going to be fun looking at the costs of digital media in education, but it wasn't. When I came to...

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...

MOOCs, MIT and Magic

MOOC panel: Dan Hastings, Anant Agarwal, Tony Bates, Sanjay Sarma, John Daniel In my previous post, there were two sessions at the LINC 2013 conference...

MIT, learning technologies, and developing countries: lessons in technology transfer

  This week I spent three days at the MIT LINC (Learning International Networks Consortium) conference in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the theme: 'Realizing the Dream:...

Innovative online bachelor’s degree from University of Washington

Long, K. (2013) UW to offer first all-online degree-completion program The Seattle Times, March 28 Although many universities offer online courses at the bachelor's level,...

Throttling access to online learning

Lennett, B. and Kehl, D. (2103) Capping the Nation's Broadband Future Washington DC: New America Foundation Lennett, B. and Kehl, D. (2013) Data Caps Could...

No. 1 aha moment: media are different

© Open University 2013 In a previous post, I listed the seven 'aha' moments that have been the most seminal 'discoveries' in my researching and...

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.