Stephen Downes

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No. 5 aha moment: the Web as a universal standard
No. 8 aha moment: web 2.0 will change everything in online learning
Queen’s University’s report on online learning
MOOCs, MIT and Magic
Technology, teaching and productivity: the need for theory
Discussing design models for hybrid/blended learning and the impact on the campus
Innovation, quality and digital resources: the LINQ 2013 conference
Is there a link between flexible access and ‘productivity’ in higher education?
An explanation of how ACE accredits MOOCs
A review of the HEQCO report on productivity and quality in online learning in higher education
Towards a theory or model of productivity for online learning: outcomes, scale and design
Examining the potential and reality of open educational resources: the 2013 COHERE conference
MOOCs, Norway, and the ecology of digital learning
Look back in anger? A review of online learning in 2013
Productivity and online learning redux
Producing ‘innovative’ graduates and how online learning can help
My vision for an open textbook
Research on Distance Education for First Nations/aboriginals, from IRRODL, Vol. 15, No. 1
Why successful consortia for online learning are so difficult
Time to retire from online learning?
What I learned from the Open Textbook Summit
Submitting a doctoral thesis on online learning? Some things to keep in mind
Chapter 2. The nature of knowledge and the implications for teaching
Learning theories and online learning
Dialogue and discussion: critical for 21st century skills development
The nurturing and social reform models of teaching and their relevance to connectivist online learning
Models for teaching by doing (labs, apprenticeship, etc.)
Is there a Canadian market for American online programs?
Some (further) thoughts about ‘agile’ learning design
Comparing xMOOCs and cMOOCs: philosophy and practice
The strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs: Part I
Review of ‘Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda.’
Another perspective on AI in higher education
Two design models for online collaborative learning: same or different?
Why MOOCs are only part of the answer for higher education
Are rich media better than single media in online learning?
My five wishes for online learning in 2015
Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of social media
Balancing the use of social media and privacy protection in online learning
Teaching in a Digital Age
Advice to the Alberta government on Athabasca University’s sustainability report
Writing an online, open textbook: is it worth it?
MIT and German research on the [appalling] use of video in xMOOCs
Is there a future in online learning?
Australia moves backwards from online apprenticeship training
Update on British Columbia’s open textbook project
Book Review: The Future of the Professions (including teaching)
The status of online learning in Canada in 2012
Tony Bates
Open Educational Resources Africa
Review of The State of e-Learning in Canada: or life in a parallel universe
Struggling with the costs of teaching in higher education
5 Higher Ed Trends NOT to Watch in 2010
What should the Canadian government do to increase access to post-secondary education?
The Eight Classic E-Learning Publications?
Is e-learning failing in higher education?
Distance Education Programs
New Certificate in Emerging Technologies for Learning
Barriers to change: Using technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of the academy: Part 3
Reviews of Evaluation in Distance Education and E-Learning
The Eight Classic Distance Education Texts
A report on online learning and educational productivity: disappointed!!!!
e-Learning and 21st century skills and competences
European Views On the Present and Future of E-Learning
Laptops in Lectures
European wiki on virtual campuses - globally
Aggressive Plan for State Data Systems
Using technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of the academy
Eight principles for 21st century skills
Low use of web 2.0 in e-learning
Six priorities for Canadian e-learning in 2010
International trends in e-learning for 2010
Massive cuts to higher education in Britain
10 more universities join the African Virtual University
A personal view of e-learning at the University of British Columbia
A critique of Tapscott and William's views on university reform
Using technology to help street kids in Kenya
An African perspective on the Tapscott and Williams article on University Reform
How useful is strategic planning for e-learning?
Online Learning in Ontario
What do instructors need to know about teaching with technology?
Preliminary book review: An Introduction to Distance Education
The link between e-learning and economic development
Will elite universities offer online undergraduate degrees?
Innovate or die: a message for higher education institutions
What does 'open' really mean?
Open educational resources in Chinese and English
In defence of the book and other thoughts on the digitalization of knowledge
International comparisons in higher education: the OECD's Education at a Glance
World University Rankings: A reality based on a fraud
Book review: Taking Stock: Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Open content and the costs of online learning
Candid cameras and free speech in the lecture theatre
Interpreting international comparisons in academic achievement
UK public universities become privatized while the banks are state-funded
How does the University of Phoenix measure up?
Distance education in Mongolia
e-learning outlook for 2011
A defence of the OER movement: Any Which Way You Can
OERs: the good, the bad and the ugly
Plans for an Ontario Online Institute move forward
Some basic assumptions about e-learning challenged
Is for-profit online learning the answer for developing countries?
Questions about online learning in Ontario
Developing vision for teaching with technology
Recommendations for a new Ontario Online Institute
For-profits, student loans, new rules, and how these affect students in the USA, Canada and the UK
Is e-learning the food-bank of education?
Learning to Teach Online: a Professional Development resource
Introducing the OERu – and some questions
Why the current professional development model is broken
#Change11: Welcome to week 5: Managing Technology to Transform Teaching
A student information system monopoly?
Online enrollments in the USA grow 10% in 2011; OERs becoming accepted
A student guide to studying online
More reflections on MOOCs and MITx
E-learning in 2011: a retrospective
European universities: re-form or die; but what about Canada?
Posts from a foreign land: Online Educa 2011, No. 2: Corporate Learning
Sky’s the limit: the world’s cheapest touch-screen tablet
Beware ‘open access’ scam: Public Service UK
Stephen Downes’ overview of e-learning: and a little history lesson
Will MITx work?
One-on-one online tutoring at $28 an hour
Book review: Quality assurance in distance education and e-learning
The world’s largest supplier of free online learning?
Is online learning really cracking open the public post-secondary system?
What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs
California’s two year college system in deep trouble
The global attack on public higher education
The money pours in to fund online learning start-ups – while the public system starves
Online learning in 2012: a retrospective
Important developments in online learning in India in 2012
Why predicting online learning developments is risky but necessary
Outlook for online learning in 2013: online learning comes of age
What do online college students want and like?
The future of the distance education university
Culture and effective online learning environments
Who has the most expensive higher education system for students?
Examining ethical and privacy issues surrounding learning analytics
Talking numbers about open publishing and online learning
EDEN 2016: Re-imagining Learning Environments
Online learning for beginners
Who are the founding fathers of distance education?
Woolf University: the Airbnb of higher education or a sheep in wolf’s clothing?
Are you ready for blended learning?
Online learning in 2016: a personal review
Tracking innovations in online learning in Canada
Why Canada needs five new digital learning universities
What is online learning? Seeking definition
One business case for OER examined
A brighter future for Athabasca University?
Some thoughts on scaling online and digital learning
Virtual Reality and education: some thoughts
Tracking online learning in Canadian universities and colleges
‘Why does Canada have so much online learning?’
Is Blackboard dying? The latest instalment in LMS wars.
The 2017 national survey of online learning in Canadian post-secondary education: methodology and results
2018 review of online learning
Advice requested on ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’
Some reflections on the results of the 2018 national survey of online learning
Who dunnit? Identifying the major online providers in Canadian post-secondary education March 29, 2019 103 0
The Coming Crisis in Canadian Post-secondary Education: 2 – The Canadian context
Book review: Open and Distance Education Theory Revisited
Some thoughts on the future of public higher education
Virtual and augmented reality
Artificial intelligence
Open pedagogy
Learning Analytics and ‘Learning Design’
Whatever happened to 2019 – and online learning?
Online learning in 2020: perfect vision in the Year of the Rat
Is there an international market for Canadian online learning?
From access to digitalisation: the changing role of online learning
Online learning responsible for 10% of the UK economy – it is claimed
10 Fundamentals of Teaching Online for Faculty and Instructors
Emergency online learning and inequity: developed countries
Emergency online learning and inequity: developing countries
First data on the shift to emergency online learning
Two successful approaches to moving on-campus courses online due to Covid-19
Crashing into online learning: a report from five continents – and some conclusions
Online learning and the fall semester: advice for decision-makers
Advice for students about online learning for the fall semester
Can artificial intelligence transform higher education? What does research say?
Happy vacations, everyone! And a reflection on online learning during Covid-19
Research reports on Covid-19 and emergency remote learning/online learning
How can the Canadian federal government help the post-secondary system post-Covid19?
What is the difference between competencies, skills and learning outcomes – and does it matter?
Why, ‘logically’, online learning is superior to face-to-face teaching
The importance of ‘intangibles’ in teaching and learning
Why school boards need to listen to online learning professionals
10 Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World from Covid-19 for Canadian universities and colleges
Free online modules for k-12 teachers on how to teach online
Why Maryam Tsegaye’s prizewinning video is so important for online learning: my 12 reasons
Recordings of Contact North/ATD’s Learning and Technology Conference now available
Online learning and (k-12) schools: do we need a different curriculum for online learning?

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