Friday, January 18, 2019

A discussion on the risks and benefits to education of AI and automation

I was interviewed recently by Cecília Tomás, a Ph.D. student at Universidade Aberta, the Portuguese Open University, for her thesis on the Internet of...

Legends of online learning

Mark Nichols, until recently at the U.K. Open University but who has now returned to New Zealand, has started a new podcast series called...

Which Canadian university has the most online courses (for credit)?

Nice little trivia question for you.  The answer: it could well be Université Laval, in Québec City. If you don't read Lefil, Université Laval's newspaper...

Conference: CNIE 2019 ‘Making Waves: Educational Disruptions and Transformations’

What: The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education connects educators, administrators and practitioners in a bilingual, pan Canadian network. The group promotes research and advances in...

New enrolment data for online learning in Canadian universities and colleges

Helped a great deal by Jeff Seaman of the Babson Survey Research Group, I have spent the last few weeks (when not on holiday...

First Nations art and dance, a new campus, and moving to sustainable open education:...

I apologise for the lack of blog posts these last couple of months. I have been busy analysing and writing up data on course...

Update on the 2018 national survey of online learning

The return of questionnaires for the 2018 national survey of online learning and distance education in Canadian universities and colleges is now closed. The...

In memoriam: Ingeborg Bø

The used to say that distance educators never die, they just fade away, but alas, that is not true. Ingeborg, who was Director of the...

Québec’s Téluq in trouble

Téluq (the Télé-université within the Université du Québec System) has for many years been a major provider of university-level distance education courses for francophones. Last...

Notice: website under redesign

This web site is now more than 10 years old, and the design has not changed over this period. In the meantime, there have...

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.