Saturday, April 20, 2019

Book review: A History of the Open University

Weinbren, D. (2105) The Open University: A History Manchester: Manchester University Press/The Open University, 274 pp + notes, £18.99, C$31.61, US$22.30 (paperback edition) Why you...

Book review: Teaching and Learning in Digital Worlds

Gisbert, T. and Bullen, M. (2015) Teaching and Learning in Digital Worlds: Strategies and Issues in Higher Education Tarragona Spain: Publicacions Universitat Rovira i...

Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of social media

Social media are still in a very volatile state of development, and many faculty worry about the negative aspects of students who are continually...

Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of computing

This is the fourth post on the unique characteristics of different media, for my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. This was a fun one...

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...

Adapting student assessment to the needs of a digital age

The story so far Chapter 5 of my open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ is about the design of teaching and learning, which I am...

Game-based and immersive courses in a community college system

Bradley, P. (2014) Getting in the game: Colorado colleges develop game-based, immersive courses Community College Weekly, March 3 The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is...

Teaching practice in a virtual world

Ortega, S. (2014) UCF teaching technology spreads to 33 universities Central Florida Future, January 6 I haven't heard a lot in the last year about...

No. 8 aha moment: web 2.0 will change everything in online learning

This is the ninth (and last) in a series of posts about the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational technology,...

Online learning set to expand and become a core function in Ontario’s universities and...

Contact North (2013) An Overview of the Strategic Mandate Agreement Proposals Prepared by Ontario’s Public Colleges and Universities: Online Learning Set to Expand 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.