Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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Are learning management systems doomed?

As usual, George Siemen's blog is being provocative in his November 10, 2009 posting: Futue of learning: LMS or SNS, in which he argues...

So: is e-learning really failing in higher education? An answer

Background This is the last in a series of ten blogs on the topic: 'Is e-learning failing in higher education?' My blogs on this topic...

A personal view of e-learning in Saudi Arabia

A mosque in Arar, Northern Saudi Arabia. Arar is on the route for pilgrims from Iraq and Iran for the Haj in Mecca. The purpose...

Barriers to change: Using technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of the academy: Part 3

The story so far In an earlier post (Using technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of the academy: Part 1), I argued that higher education institutions...

A vision for the future: Using technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of the academy:...

Identifying the problem with higher education in the 21st was the easy part (Using technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of the academy: Part 1)....

Using technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of the academy: Part 1

Is e-learning failing in higher education? In previous blogs, I have discussed whether e-learning is failing in higher education. To answer the question, I have...

It’s all about millennials – or is it?

This is the sixth blog on the topic: 'Is e-learning failing in higher education?'. The previous five were: 1. Is e-learning failing in higher education? 2....

Redesign of the web site

You will notice some design changes in the web site (many thanks to my Word Press expert, Robert Ouimet, of Bigsnit Media, for the...

Back to work

Flying through the Rockie Mountains at 10,500 feet near the Yellowhead Pass After a three week break, during which I flew my small plane across...

Away for three weeks

I will be taking three weeks holiday from my blogging and news gathering about e-learning. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. I...

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.