Dr. Tony Bates was recently awarded an honoris causa doctorate from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, for his lifetime contributions to e-learning and educational technologies. Read the great on-line dabate-forum that took place in the past weeks on Bates and his contributions at http://www.uoc.edu/hc/bates.
Also, there’s a nice interview (in Spanish) here (elearningeuropa site). In it, Bates explains what he means with using e-learning “strategically” within a university, the difficulties and possible incentives for faculty. 🙂