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Effective Teaching with Technology in Higher Education


reviewed by Kathleen Matheos ó 2004

coverTitle: Effective Teaching with Technology in Higher Education
Author(s): A. W. Bates and Gary Poole
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787960349, Pages: 306, Year: 2003
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Having been fortunate to have both heard presentations and read books and articles by Dr. A. W. (Tony) Bates I was eager to read this latest book, a collaborative effort of Bates and Dr. Gary Poole, both with the University of British Columbia, Canada. In Effective Teaching with Technology in Higher Education, the collaboration of these two authors seemed an unusual alliance. Tony Bates brings years of experience in the research, development, and administration of open and distance learning while Gary Poole brings a perspective on classroom teaching and working with faculty to become better classroom teachers. As I delved into the book I realized this was a timely and much-needed strategic alliance. Neither discounted the various forms that teaching could take, nor had they created an adversarial relationship between distance learning and traditional classroom teaching. Rather the book brings together these two traditions in a manner essential to the university of the 21st century; a manner to best serve students in... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 5, 2004, p. 938-940
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11253, Date Accessed: 11/20/2017 1:56:53 PM

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  • Kathleen Matheos
    University of Saskatchewan
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    KATHLEEN MATHEOS is an assistant professor in the Centre for Distributed Learning at the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to this she was the Director of Campus Manitoba, a consortium of Manitoba post-secondary institutions involved in distributed learning delivery. Her research interests focus on institutional change and policies and practices for distributed learning.
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