This is the interview I did with Tony Bates, definitely one of the leading experts in distance and online learning, on November 11, 2013, for the Laboratory of Distance Education and eLearning [LE@D], Universidade Aberta, Portugal. MOOCs and online learning/elearning pedagogy were the main topics.
I think they should, at least as the main form of teaching, but … Shouldn’t lectures be obsolete by now? – BBC News The university lecture has survived, despite claims that technology would make it redundant.
Tony Bates, Sir John Daniel and Michael Moore brought together for a short conversation by Steve Wheeler. Worth watching. The EDEN Interviews: Bates, Daniel and Moore In 1997 I was invited to Ankara, Turkey to participate in a week long conference – the Second International Symposium on Distance Educatio… This was posted on Google+
Great post by Martin Weller. The open licence gift to the future One of those phrases that passes around on twitter is that “metadata is a love note to the future” (apparently coined by Jason Scott). A few recent news stories have made me reflect tha… This was posted on Google+
Online learning for beginners: 4. ‘What kinds of online learning are there?’, by Tony Bates. Online learning for beginners: 4. ‘What kinds of online learning are there?’ | Tony Bates This was posted on Google+
The study is interesting, but Tony Bates’ comment on it is right to the point and, once again, exposes the lack of knowledge that underlies many aspects of xMOOCs. MIT and German research on the [appalling] use of video in xMOOCs | Tony Bates Demonstration is one of the 18 video production styles from a […]
Martin Weller on some important battles of Open Education today. The battle for open – tales from the front I know some people don’t like the whole “battle” idea in my book, and I get why it isn’t always applicable. But sometimes, it really does feel that way. In what could become a regular feature, […]
Interesting post by Erik Duval on Open Science. His proposal: I propose that the European Commission takes the bold step to ensure that, before the end of this decade, all metadata about all scientific publications ever published would be put in the public domain. Open Science: a simple proposal Last week, I spent two days […]
A great interview with David Krakauer. A must watch. http://m.nautil.us/issue/23/dominoes/ingenious-david-krakauer Ingenious: David Krakauer – Issue 23: Dominoes – Nautilus One way to think about culture is as dominoes arrayed in a line, with one tipping over another, a sort of cascade of influence,”… This was posted on Google+