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Should university and college instructors ban cell phones in their classes?

The Ontario government, under the leadership of its premier Doug Ford (a badly cloned Donald Trump), has announced it will ban cellphone use during...

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...

Why are there few online programs in Canada’s Far North?

What is north in Canada? In a country as vast as Canada, 'north' is always relative. Sudbury (46º N) is considered to be in Northern...

Can artificial intelligence transform higher education? Call for papers

  I know all my readers will be interested in the answer to this question! The International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education has recently put out...

Some reflections on the results of the 2018 national survey of online learning

The public report of the 2018 national survey of online and distance learning in Canadian universities and colleges is now available in English and...

Part-time research associate wanted for national survey of online learning

We (the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association - CDLRA) have almost completed all the work for the 2018 national survey of online learning in...

(Almost) free books on online learning

I did a big clear-out over the holiday period and found a whole batch of brand new printed copies of three of my books....

Advice requested on ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’

Welcome back, readers. I hope you had a great holiday break. Perhaps like you, I've been thinking about my plans for 2019. I was determined...

2018 review: 21st century knowledge and skills

How to develop the knowledge and skills that learners will need in the 21st century was a growing topic of discussion not just in...

2018 review of online learning: open pedagogy

Sorry, folks - Christmas caught up to me faster than my blog writing. Still two more posts to do on 2018. I intended to...

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.