Tony Bates

  • Five old educational technologies

    Five old educational technologies

    Etherington, C. (2018) Five educational technologies, circa 1918 ELearning inside news, January 1 Despite rumours, I was not around in 1918, but this article is a very nice reminder of what was...

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  • What I would like to see in online learning in 2018: 1: a theory of classroom affordances

    What I would like to see in online learning in 2018: 1: a theory of classroom affordances

    Prediction is difficult, especially about the future, so I won’t waste your time in suggesting what technologies are likely to take off in 2018. Instead, I’d rather focus on what I would like to...

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  • A slightly longer video on how educational institutions should rethink their organization in an online world

    A slightly longer video on how educational institutions should rethink their organization in an online world

    The Open University of Catalonia has produced a slightly longer (6 minutes 17 seconds) YouTube video of me talking (in English) about how educational institutions should rethink their organization...

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  • Short video on the impact of open content on teaching

    Short video on the impact of open content on teaching

    The Open University of Catalonia has produced a short (3 minutes 45 seconds) YouTube video of me talking (in English) about how open content will change the role of instructors. Click here or the...

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  • That was 2017 in online learning

    That was 2017 in online learning

      My experience of online learning in 2017 2017 was a very interesting year for me, if not for online learning as a whole. I have a very different interface with online learning these days from...

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  • What inter-provincial differences tell us about government policy on online learning

    What inter-provincial differences tell us about government policy on online learning

    I have just completed two sub-reports on the 2017 national survey of online learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions. The first was on the responses from Ontario institutions, and the...

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  • La version française de l’enquête nationale sur la formation à distance et l’apprentissage en ligne est maintenant disponible

    La version française de l’enquête nationale sur la formation à distance et l’apprentissage en ligne est maintenant disponible

    Je suis très heureux d’annoncer que la version française du rapport public peut maintenant être téléchargée à l’adresse https://formationenlignecanada.ca/. Je tiens à remercier Éric Martel, de...

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  • ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ kitabının Türkçe çevirisi ‘Dijital Çağda Öğretim’ başlığıyla kısmen yayında

    ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ kitabının Türkçe çevirisi ‘Dijital Çağda Öğretim’ başlığıyla kısmen yayında

    ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ kitabının Türkçe çevirisinin ilk altı bölümü yayında…  ‘Dijital Çağda Öğretim’ başlığıyla yayınlanan kitaba, BCcampus Açık Ders Kitapları web sites inden erişebilir,...

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  • Turkish version of ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ now available (partly)

    Turkish version of ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ now available (partly)

    The first six chapters of ‘Teaching in a Digital Age‘ are now available in Turkish from the BCcampus Open Textbook web site. The following six chapters will become available over the next few...

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  • Francophone version of the national survey of online and distance learning now available

    Francophone version of the national survey of online and distance learning now available

    I am very pleased to announce that the French translation of the public report is now available for downloading from here: https://formationenlignecanada.ca/ I would like to thank in particular...

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  • ‘Why does Canada have so much online learning?’

    ‘Why does Canada have so much online learning?’

    Online learning in Canada  I was doing my usual stuff in Denmark this week, a keynote on ‘Teaching for a digital age: why blended learning is so important,’ when someone at the end of my keynote...

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  • How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?

    How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?

    I was recently asked if I would answer a couple of questions from students in Royal Roads University’s course ‘Leveraging Technology in Higher Education’ in their MA in Higher Education...

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  • How to keep up with new technology in online learning

    How to keep up with new technology in online learning

    I was recently asked if I would answer a couple of questions from students in Royal Roads University’s course ‘Leveraging Technology in Higher Education’ in their MA in Higher Education...

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  • What I wanted to say to the Minister about online learning

    What I wanted to say to the Minister about online learning

    The opportunity I don’t mix with politicians or high level decision-makers, so when I was offered a seat next to Deb Matthews, Ontario’s Minister of Advanced Education, at the ICDE conference in...

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  • What I learned from the ICDE World Conference on Online Learning

    What I learned from the ICDE World Conference on Online Learning

    The conference I’ve just got back from Toronto where last week I was one of more than 1,400 participants from 95 countries in the International Council for Distance Education’s world conference on...

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  • Results from the Canadian survey of online learning now available

    Results from the Canadian survey of online learning now available

    Bates, T. (ed.) (2017) Tracking Online and Distance Education in Canadian Universities and Colleges: 2017 Vancouver BC: The National Survey of Online and Distance Education in Canadian...

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  • Will I see you at the ICDE World Conference on Online Learning this week?

    Will I see you at the ICDE World Conference on Online Learning this week?

    The conference ICDE’s world conference lands at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto this week. I am very much looking forward to the coming week in Toronto. I am not usually a great fan of very large...

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  • The day Spain lost Catalonia

    The day Spain lost Catalonia

    I’m in Barcelona for a conference on innovation in teaching in higher education, organized by the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). As I worked at UOC for a while between 2003-2009, I have many...

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  • Responses to the Canadian survey of online and distance learning

    Responses to the Canadian survey of online and distance learning

    Hi, everyone, and welcome back. I hope you all had a great summer. As many readers will know, I am leading a team conducting a survey of online and distance learning in Canadian public...

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  • Virtual Reality and education: some thoughts

    Virtual Reality and education: some thoughts

    I spent a very interesting evening this week at a Vancouver VR Community event at Mobify‘s headquarters in downtown Vancouver. Mobify is a provider of progressive web apps for e-commerce and has a...

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