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How can the Canadian federal government help the post-secondary system post-Covid19?

The most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' Ronald Reagan The Feds and post-secondary education in...

Happy vacations, everyone! And a reflection on online learning during Covid-19

The need for a break I am hoping that you will be taking a well-earned break soon. It's been clear to me that almost without...

Could Online Teaching Change Higher Ed for the Better? An interview for Top Hat

I was interviewed recently for Top Hat's blog. Top Hat is a commercial publisher of online and digital educational resources based in Toronto. It...

What Teaching and Learning Centres should focus on in time of pandemic and beyond:...

I was interviewed earlier this week by Nadia Naffi, a professor in the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Laval, (Québec City)...

What have we learned from Covid-19 about the limitations of online learning – and...

Being realistic about the strengths and weaknesses of online learning I have spent a good part of my career defending and promoting online learning and...

Re-defining online learning and distance education in 2020

This blog is almost 12 years old. I now have nearly 4,500 posts on the site. Many of the old posts are accessed frequently...

New podcast on the future of online learning and higher education post-Covid 19

Mark Nichols is developing a very useful and interesting series of podcasts called Leaders and Legends of Online Learning.  I was the first person Mark...

Advice for students about online learning for the fall semester

The challenge I have a grandson in England who was hoping to go to university this fall. His parents are trying very hard to help...

Five webinar recordings on the myths and realities of online learning now publicly available

About the webinars Contact North has now made publicly available recordings of the five webinars on the Myths, Realities, Opportunities and Challenges of Online Learning...

Online learning and the fall semester: advice for decision-makers

I really do not envy those university and college administrators trying to work out what to do for this coming fall semester. This will...

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.