In 2019, publishers released a collection of new books with excellent offerings on open and distance education. While a particular focus was on the emergence of technologies to enable learning, there was a strong focus on pedagogy and the need to rethink both what and how we teach, given the emerging changes in society and challenges to the future of work.
We examined ten books that stand out from 2019 (and a few published in 2018), which continue to resonate. We make no pretense to be scientific about this selection nor do we suggest it is representative of all books published in this calendar year. Rather, these are the books we identified as having an impact and may be worth looking at again.
We explore books under three themes: The Technologies of Learning, Teaching, Learning and Design, and the Business of Online Learning.