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Online learning and (k-12) schools: 2. Technology and cost issues

This is the second in a series of posts on online learning in the (k-12) school sector. The first was What needs to be...

What needs to be done about online learning in the school sector? 1. An...

The challenge On balance, although there are many shortcomings and issues, the post-secondary/higher education level has managed relatively well in finding alternatives to in-class teaching...

2020: another failure at retirement

Each year I like to do a sort of annual report, for my own benefit. (My review of 2020 is in another post). My...

A review of online learning in 2020

2020: Goodbye - and don't come back What a terrible year. 1.63 million horrible, choking deaths from the coronavirus, and 73 million infected to date....

Why sex is more fun than swotting: further discussion on asynchronous vs synchronous learning

Binary thinking There are two kinds of people: those who divide people into two groups; and those who don't. Both humans and computers seem more...

Post-Pandemic Lesson 2: Support for instructors is essential for quality online learning

This is the second of 10 Lessons from a Post-Pandemic World. For the other nine, click here. “The main lesson is we need to increase...

Post-Pandemic Lesson 10: We need more (and better) data

This is the last of 10 Lessons from a Post-Pandemic World. For the other nine, click here. “Research studies were of necessity quick and dirty,...

Post-Pandemic Lesson 1: Online and blended learning will increase substantially post-COVID-19

This is the first of 10 Lessons from a Post-Pandemic World. For the other nine, click here. “…in blended learning, student performance improves over both...

Post-Pandemic Lesson 9: Lessons learned for administrators

This is the ninth of 10 Lessons from a Post-Pandemic World. For the other nine, click here. “Administrators in most institutions deserve praise for their...

Post Pandemic Lesson 8. We need more flexible learning spaces

This is the eighth of 10 Lessons from a Post-Pandemic World. For the other nine, click here. “More space and fewer students per room is...

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.