Thursday, February 27, 2020

Marshall McLuhan and his relevance to teaching with technology

Today (July 21) is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Marshall McLuhan. Although I was not consciously aware of it at the time,...

IRRODL June 2011

For the very few readers of this site who are not already subscribers, the latest edition of the International Review of Research in Open...

Book: Managing Technology in Higher Education now available

Bates, A. and Sangrà, A. (2011) Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching and Learning San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Co. Now out!...

The joy of statistics

To cheer you up for the new year, I offer you: In this four minute BBC video on YouTube, Hans Rosling animates life expectancy and...

Innovative e-learning in the Vancouver area

I worry about the often negative tone of many of my posts. It was therefore a great pleasure to attend the joint Justice Institute...

List of web 2.0 tools for instruction

Lloyd, M. (2010) 18 Web 2.0 tools for instruction Campus Technology, April 28 This very useful article asks two experts, Sarah Robbins (aka Intellagirl), of...

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...

Educational affordances of the iPad

For a very quick and preliminary review of possible educational uses or affordances of the Apple iPad, see Elliott Masie's 10 minute video at:...

Open University UK major provider on iTunes U

The Open University (2010) The Open University hits ten million downloads on iTunes U In Partnership Milton Keynes UK: The Open University Over ten million...

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.