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Hard data on online learning in Ontario

Ontario's Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities is to be congratulated for undertaking a comprehensive survey of online offerings in its post-secondary institutions. The...

Is the current use of video a step backwards in online learning?

The use of video There is evidence from the two national surveys of online learning in Canadian post-secondary education that video is increasingly being used...

Research into online learning and distance education

Here I provide the original article, usually accompanied by a post where I discuss the research The Canadian survey of online learning and distance education Bates,...

What the Conference Board of Canada thinks about online learning

Grant, M. (2016) Learning in the Digital Age Ottawa: Conference Board of Canada The Conference Board of Canada bills itself as 'the foremost independent, evidence-based,...

Review of ‘Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda.’

Zawacki-Richter, O. and Anderson, T. (eds.) (2014) Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda Athabasca AB: AU Press, pp. 508 It is somewhat daunting to review...

Tracking online learning in the USA – and Ontario

 Allen, I. and Seaman, J. (2014) Grade Change: Tracking Online Learning in the United States Wellesley MA: Babson College/Sloan Foundation This is the eleventh annual report...

Productivity and online learning redux

Summarizing the previous posts In previous posts (see end of this post), I tried to identify a range of areas where online learning might enable...

Recommendations for a new Ontario Online Institute

  The final recommendations for an Ontario Online Institute are now published. Tucked away on the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities 'In the...

Plans for an Ontario Online Institute move forward

Last week, Ontario's Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities set out key principles and functions for the new Ontario Online Institute that was announced...

Student study time and the use of technology

Babcock, P. and Marks, M. (2010) Leisure College USA: The Decline in Student Study Time Washington DC: The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy...

About Tony Bates

Dr. Tony Bates is the author of eleven books in the field of online learning and distance education. He has provided consulting services specializing in training in the planning and management of online learning and distance education, working with over 40 organizations in 25 countries. Tony is a Research Associate with Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network.