05 mars 2016

Building an effective learning environment

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . As it turned out, I need not have worried. The master class was the first to be fully booked and the way the master class developed suggested that participants found the topic both stimulating and challenging. More...

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A full day of experiential learning in action

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Software made available to the ChangSchoolTalks by the company E-180 enabled participants to book online a one-on-one face-to-face session with a personal mentor, i.e. with anyone attending the conference who had expertise that you would like to access. More...

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Is video a threat to learning management systems?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . How will universities and colleges respond to these developments? Probably they will ignore them, but I think that would be foolishly short-sighted. Good quality video is going to become an increasingly important part of online learning. More...

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Some comments on synchronous online learning technologies

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Last week was a week of synchronous online sessions for me. I did ‘virtual’ keynotes into conferences in Tehran, Iran, and Beirut, the Lebanon, as well as a Contact North webinar. More...

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How open education will revolutionize higher education

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . My main argument in the webinar is that we are moving to a point where (nearly) all academic and other content will be open, free and easily accessible online. There is no need for subject experts to select and package knowledge for students. More...

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Dear Blackboard, I am Confused

By . The good news is that Blackboard, after going quiet for a while, is out giving updates again. The bad news is that the more they talk, the less I understand. More...

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One Thing Blackboard is Doing Right

By . After Monday’s post on my confusion with Blackboard’s overall Learn strategy, I thought I would follow up with a reminder that there is one really important area where there are strong early signs that Blackboard is doing something right in a very important area: learning analytics. More...

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Blackboard Ultra Update: Some Clarity

By . Blackboard’s VP of Teaching and Learning, Valerie Schreiner, was kind enough to give Phil and me a fairly thorough update on the Ultra strategy on Wednesday. Their strategy is clearer to me now. More...

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A Big Reason That Digital Textbooks Are Misunderstood

By . Far too often people assume that digital equals low costs, even for textbooks. Then we get reports and surveys looking at digital textbooks as a method to “save money”, where it is almost assumed that digital textbooks do save money; it’s just a question of whether faculty take this fact into consideration. More...

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Data On Average Age Of Current LMS Implementation

By . This week Jim Julius asked on Twitter if anyone had data on average length of time US higher ed institutions have had their current LMS. More...

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