Tony Bates

  • New web site now live

    New web site now live

    You can see that with the help of MARSWorks Ltd and Contact North, my web site now has a new design. The old one was created in 2008 and has worked extremely well for me over the last 10 years,...

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  • Update on the 2018 national survey of online learning

    Update on the 2018 national survey of online learning

    The return of questionnaires for the 2018 national survey of online learning and distance education in Canadian universities and colleges is now closed. The data tables have been run and we are...

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  • Welcome back and some news

    Welcome back and some news

    Welcome back to all those who have been away on vacation and are just returning or have already returned to work. Here’s what I will be working on over the next couple of months. The 2018 national...

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  • Welcome back and some news

    Welcome back and some news

    Welcome back to all those who have been away on vacation and are just returning or have already returned to work. Here’s what I will be working on over the next couple of months. The 2018 national...

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  • Update on my web site re-design

    Update on my web site re-design

    Not very interesting, I’m afraid, but I have made some changes to the structure of my web site prior to a new graphics design, and I’d like readers to be aware of these changes. The aim has been...

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  • Update on my web site re-design

    Update on my web site re-design

    Not very interesting, I’m afraid, but I have made some changes to the structure of my web site prior to a new graphics design, and I’d like readers to be aware of these changes. The aim has been...

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  • In memoriam: Ingeborg Bø

    In memoriam: Ingeborg Bø

    The used to say that distance educators never die, they just fade away, but alas, that is not true. Ingeborg, who was Director of the Norwegian Distance Education Association, a trustee of the...

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  • In memoriam: Ingeborg Bø

    In memoriam: Ingeborg Bø

    The used to say that distance educators never die, they just fade away, but alas, that is not true. Ingeborg, who was Director of the Norwegian Distance Education Association, a trustee of the...

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  • Québec’s Téluq in trouble

    Québec’s Téluq in trouble

    Téluq (the Télé-université within the Université du Québec System) has for many years been a major provider of university-level distance education courses for francophones. Last Friday afternoon,...

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  • Québec’s Téluq in trouble

    Québec’s Téluq in trouble

    Téluq (the Télé-université within the Université du Québec System) has for many years been a major provider of university-level distance education courses for francophones. Last Friday afternoon,...

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  • Notice: website under redesign

    Notice: website under redesign

    This web site is now more than 10 years old, and the design has not changed over this period. In the meantime, there have been several important developments in web site design, and more...

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  • Notice: website under redesign

    Notice: website under redesign

    This web site is now more than 10 years old, and the design has not changed over this period. In the meantime, there have been several important developments in web site design, and more...

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  • Journal articles and reports on serious games

    Originally created by Natasha Boskic Branston, C. (2006). From game studies to bibliographic gaming: Libraries tap into the video game culture. Bulletin of the American Society for Information...

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  • Journal articles and reports on serious games

    Originally created by Natasha Boskic Branston, C. (2006). From game studies to bibliographic gaming: Libraries tap into the video game culture. Bulletin of the American Society for Information...

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  • Why is innovation in teaching in HE so difficult? 4. Integrating online and distance learning into the mainstream

    Why is innovation in teaching in HE so difficult? 4. Integrating online and distance learning into the mainstream

    This is the fourth and final post in this series. The previous three were: 1. The accreditation agencies? 2. Legacy systems 3. Learning management systems Is it really so difficult? A strong case...

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  • Why is innovation in teaching in HE so difficult? 4. Integrating online and distance learning into the mainstream

    Why is innovation in teaching in HE so difficult? 4. Integrating online and distance learning into the mainstream

    This is the fourth and final post in this series. The previous three were: 1. The accreditation agencies? 2. Legacy systems 3. Learning management systems Is it really so difficult? A strong case...

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  • Using virtual reality to study interactive molecular dynamics

    Using virtual reality to study interactive molecular dynamics

    Morales, A. (2018) How Virtual Reality Can Change The Way We See Our Molecular World, Forbes, 25 July O’Connor, M. et al. (2018) Sampling molecular conformations and dynamics in a multiuser...

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  • Using virtual reality to study interactive molecular dynamics

    Using virtual reality to study interactive molecular dynamics

    Morales, A. (2018) How Virtual Reality Can Change The Way We See Our Molecular World, Forbes, 25 July O’Connor, M. et al. (2018) Sampling molecular conformations and dynamics in a multiuser...

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  • Book review:  Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas

    Book review: Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas

    Qayyum, A. and Zawacki-Richter, O. (eds.) Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas: National Perspectives in a Digital Age Singapore: Springer, US$24+ Why this book? This...

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  • Book review:  Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas

    Book review: Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas

    Qayyum, A. and Zawacki-Richter, O. (eds.) Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas: National Perspectives in a Digital Age Singapore: Springer, US$24+ Why this book? This...

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