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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...

12 shortish videos on Teaching in a Digital Age

The videos At the request of the Commonwealth of Learning, I have, with their help, developed 12 short videos introducing the main themes of my...

Online learning and Covid-19: Internet coverage in Canada

Policy Many commentators have raised the question of inequity due to lack of Internet coverage. So what actually is the coverage like in Canada? According to...

2. Emergency online learning and inequity: developing countries

One term, many contexts If I was uncomfortable writing my previous post, I am even more uncomfortable about writing this one. 'Developing countries' is not...

Emergency online learning and inequity: developed countries

I have come across a number of articles (see for instance Brown and Salmi, 2020), and received several e-mails, pointing out that a sudden...

Online enrolments after Covid-19: a prediction, part 2 – policy implications

My prediction In my previous post, I predicted that over the next 10 years, fully online learning will grow to about 20-25% of all course...

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.