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How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?

I was recently asked if I would answer a couple of questions from students in Royal Roads University's course 'Leveraging Technology in Higher Education'...

How to keep up with new technology in online learning

I was recently asked if I would answer a couple of questions from students in Royal Roads University's course 'Leveraging Technology in Higher Education'...

What I wanted to say to the Minister about online learning

The opportunity I don't mix with politicians or high level decision-makers, so when I was offered a seat next to Deb Matthews, Ontario's Minister of...

Results from the Canadian survey of online learning now available

Bates, T. (ed.) (2017) Tracking Online and Distance Education in Canadian Universities and Colleges: 2017 Vancouver BC: The National Survey of Online and Distance Education in...

The day Spain lost Catalonia

I'm in Barcelona for a conference on innovation in teaching in higher education, organized by the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). As I worked...

Virtual Reality and education: some thoughts

I spent a very interesting evening this week at a Vancouver VR Community event at Mobify's headquarters in downtown Vancouver. Mobify is a provider...

Update on Canadian survey of online learning

This update builds on two earlier posts: Building a national survey of online learning in Canada What is online learning? Seeking a definition The online...

One reason we are not getting enough engineers in Canada: the professional associations

From nearly 2,500 posts over nine years, none has generated so many comments as Can you teach 'real' engineering at a distance?  What you will see...

Tracking innovations in online learning in Canada

I've not been blogging much recently because, frankly, I've been too busy, and not on the golf course or ski slopes, either. (Yeah, so...

A Spanish version of ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ is now available

I am very pleased to announced that La Enseñanza en la Era Digital, a complete, open, online Spanish version of 'Teaching in a Digital Age', translated...

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.