Friday, August 23, 2019

So you want to be an educational technologist…….

About two or three times a month I get requests to meet or talk on the phone to someone who is looking for a...

What are the key online learning markets over the next few years?

Lomas, S. and Ashburn, E. (2019) The next wave of online education San Francisco CA: Entangled Solutions Schroeder, R. (2019) Plotting the Future of Your...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 5. Setting priorities

In the first four posts in this series I looked at the following possible reasons for online learning: Ontario’s strategy to use online learning...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 3. Supporting disadvantaged learners

This is the third post in a series on rethinking the purpose of online learning. In the first post, I discussed Ontario's strategy of...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 2. Using online learning to reduce the costs...

This is the second of three posts examining the purpose of online and digital learning. In the first post I looked at the government...

The Open University is 50 years old today

BBC (2019) Open University: Photos Issued to Mark 50th Anniversary, April 17 My personal story The British Open University received its charter on April 23, 1969....

A review of AI and synchronous online learning in 2018

Although I'm trying to retire, or at least ease up a little, 2018 turned out to be a really busy work year for me....

Another perspective on AI in higher education

Klutka, J. et al. (2018) Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: Current Uses and Future Applications Louisville Ky: Learning House This report is by Learning House,...

Athabasca University moves to the cloud

I'm struggling to understand how artificial intelligence is going to impact on post-secondary education, and in particular on online learning, at least over the...

New enrolment data for online learning in Canadian universities and colleges

Helped a great deal by Jeff Seaman of the Babson Survey Research Group, I have spent the last few weeks (when not on holiday...

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.