Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Regional report on online learning in the provinces of Atlantic Canada

Even though institutions are currently in the process of collecting and returning data for the 2019 survey of online learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions,...

Online and problem-based learning: the Danish experience

Aalborg University and digital learning I have just completed a visit to my third Danish university (University of Copenhagen in 2004, Syddansk University in 2017,...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 4. Developing skills for a digital society

This series is turning out to be longer than I initially anticipated. In the first three posts I looked at the following possible reasons...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 2. Using online learning to reduce the costs...

This is the second of three posts examining the purpose of online and digital learning. In the first post I looked at the government...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 1. Ontario’s k-12 initiative

What is the purpose of online learning? Online learning has been hitting the headlines recently: the Ontario government requiring every high school student to take...

Ontario: leading Canada in online learning

A couple of months ago, the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association (CDLRA) provided eCampus Ontario, one of the survey's main sponsors, with a regional...

Who dunnit? Identifying the major online providers in Canadian post-secondary education

Northern Lakes College, Alberta, has one of the highest proportions of online students in Canada The story so...

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...

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.