Tony Bates Presentation

Designing University Teaching for 21st Century Learners

The Centre for Innovative Pedagogies and Digital Learning (CIPDL), from the Teaching & Learning Support Service, is proud to present Tony Bates

Photo of Tony Bates

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013, 2:30 pm
FSS Building, Room 1030

The combination of mass higher education, the needs of 21st century knowledge workers, and modern digital technologies requires a re-assessment of traditional teaching strategies in universities. This presentation looks at new design methods that incorporate online and classroom learning, as well as strategies for deciding what is best done online and in class. Although new Web 2.0 technologies will be discussed, the focus on the presentation is on effective teaching strategies appropriate to the needs of today’s students.

Tony Bates is President and CEO of Tony Bates Associates Ltd., a private company specializing in consultancy and training in the planning and management of e-learning and distance education. The company was started in 2003 and since then has served over 40 clients in 25 countries.

Recent contracts include work for the Government of Alberta, assisting with the development of strategic directions for information technology management in the post-secondary education system, and for several Canadian colleges and universities, advising on their e-learning strategies. He has been a Research Associate with Contact North since 2007. He recently completed an e-learning plan for the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

Tony Bates's book "Managing Technology"

He is the author of eleven books, including his latest: “Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching and Learning”, co-authored with Albert Sangrà of the Open University of Catalonia. Other books include “Technology, e-Learning and Distance Education”, “Managing Technological Change: Strategies for College and Universities Leaders” (with Gary Poole), “Effective Teaching with Technology in Higher Education” and “National Strategies for e-Learning”.