November 18, 2017

Distance education in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar -2004

Distance education in Mongolia Distance education in Mongolia

Distance education in Cuba

A revolutionary tank at the Universidad de Havana

Distance education in Cuba Distance education in Cuba

Distance Education in Afghanistan

Kuchi family near Bamian

Distance Education in Afghanistan Distance Education in Afghanistan

A personal view of e-learning in Saudi Arabia

A mosque in Arar, Northern Saudi Arabia

A personal view of e-learning in Saudi Arabia A personal view of e-learning in Saudi Arabia

South Africa

White rhinos in Pilanesburg

South Africa South Africa

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‘Why does Canada have so much online learning?’

Online learning in Canada  I was doing my usual stuff in Denmark this week, a keynote on ‘Teaching for a digital age: why blended learning is so important,’ when someone at the end of my keynote asked me why does Canada have so much online learning. The question kind of stopped me in my tracks. […]

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‘Why does Canada have so much online learning?’

Online learning in Canada  I was doing my usual stuff in Denmark this week, a keynote on 'Teaching for a digital age: why blended learning is so important,' when someone at the end of my keynote asked me why does Canada have so much online learning. The question kind of stopped me in my tracks. My presentation was about designing courses for a digital age, not about our recent survey, but … [Read More...]

How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?

I was recently asked if I would answer a couple of questions from students in Royal Roads University's course 'Leveraging Technology in Higher Education' in their MA in Higher Education Administration and Leadership. With the permission of their instructor, Irwin de Vries, and the students, I am sharing my response to the two questions they raised. (I answered the first question yesterday). I … [Read More...]

How to keep up with new technology in online learning

I was recently asked if I would answer a couple of questions from students in Royal Roads University's course 'Leveraging Technology in Higher Education' in their MA in Higher Education Administration and Leadership. With the permission of their instructor, Irwin de Vries, and the students, I am sharing my response to the two questions they raised. Question 1 1. How can an institution make … [Read More...]

What I wanted to say to the Minister about online learning

The opportunity I don't mix with politicians or high level decision-makers, so when I was offered a seat next to Deb Matthews, Ontario's Minister of Advanced Education, at the ICDE conference in Toronto two week's ago, I thought about what I wanted to say to her. What could I say that might make a difference? The pitch After considerable thought, and realising I would probably have about … [Read More...]

What I learned from the ICDE World Conference on Online Learning

The conference I've just got back from Toronto where last week I was one of more than 1,400 participants from 95 countries in the International Council for Distance Education's world conference on online and distance education, with the theme 'Teaching in a Digital Age - Rethinking Teaching and Learning.' What did I do at the conference? This conference was a bit different for me as I was … [Read More...]

Results from the Canadian survey of online learning now available

Bates, T. (ed.) (2017) Tracking Online and Distance Education in Canadian Universities and Colleges: 2017 Vancouver BC: The National Survey of Online and Distance Education in Canadian Post-Secondary Education. The anglophone version of the public report, as well as the full technical report, is now available for free downloading (Click on the title above or … [Read More...]

Will I see you at the ICDE World Conference on Online Learning this week?

The conference ICDE's world conference lands at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto this week. I am very much looking forward to the coming week in Toronto. I am not usually a great fan of very large conferences, but this one seems to be somewhat different, with a huge number of smaller, interactive sessions and few if any large keynotes given by old white men (yes, people like me) with lots of … [Read More...]