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Explorations in Academic Blogging: Tony Bates

Academic blogging is quickly emerging as a separate genre. In the first of my series of blog posts, I explored Dr. Terry Anderson’s academic blogging style, and analyzed his blog post on Rethinking Disclosure and Surveillance . In this post, I explore Dr. Tony Bates’ academic blogging style. My purpose for careful analysis of the writing styles…

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Commentary on Assessment

This is a comment on Tony Bates’ post: e-Learning and 21st century skills and competences, Tony Bates. URL: www.tonybates.ca/2009/06/24/e-learning-and-21st-century-skills-and-competences/ Tony wrote: “…assessment is still being ‘content’ rather than ‘process’ driven – or at least, this is how assessment is being perceived by our students.” I absolutely agree. There is a need to shift the thinking…

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