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Contact North widens access to third edition of ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’

Contact North is now also hosting the third edition of Teaching in a Digital Age: https://teachinginadigitalage.ca/ It is also available from BCcampus at: https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev3m/ At the...

Who wants to update the French version of ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’?/Qui veut...

  Français Je suis très reconnaissant à Contact Nord d'avoir trouvé des fonds pour la traduction française de la première édition de Teaching in a Digital...

Exams and online courses: why proctoring is the wrong issue

Many instructors struggle with assessment of any kind, but particularly with online assessment if they have never taught online before. What they try to...

The Alberta government fires the ‘non-compliant’ members of Athabasca University’s Board

Rub a dub dub, Three fools in a tub, And who do you think they be? The butcher, the baker, The candlestick maker. Turn them out, knaves all three. The...

Heading for the gunfight at the AU Corral

Climenhaga, D. (2022) Minister’s demand substantially unchanged on move of Athabasca University executives, many staff, to town 145 kilometres north of Edmonton, Albertapolitics.ca, August...

‘Master’ version of Teaching in a Digital Age (3rd edition) now published

Just to confuse you, I have now published the 'master' version of the third edition of Teaching in a Digital Age at: https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev3m/. This...

Third edition of Teaching at a Distance is now published

The third edition of Teaching in a Digital Age is now available from here: https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev3m/ I have exported in several formats and made it public....

Update on remote working at Athabasca University

Tait, C. (2022) Alberta walks back on plan to force online university to move employees to Athabasca The Globe and Mail, August 12 This is...
Athabasca University's campus near the town of Athabasca

When is a distance teaching university not distant? When you work for it

The Canadian Press (2022) Get back to work: Alberta government threatens funding cuts to Athabasca University CTV News Edmonton The issue The provincial government of Alberta...

Discussing the strengths and weaknesses of synchronous or asynchronous teaching

The context I am continuing the process of updating the third version of my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, to take account of...

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.