Friday, February 26, 2021

Recordings of Contact North/ATD’s Learning and Technology Conference now available

The conference I'm still catching up on all the posts I meant to write during 2020 but have been too busy to do.  Contact North and...

Why Maryam Tsegaye’s prizewinning video is so important for online learning: your challenge

In case you missed the news item in early December, Maryam Tsegaye, a 17 year old from Fort McMurray, Alberta, won the 2020 Breakthrough...

Why Maryam Tsegaye’s prizewinning video is so important for online learning: my 12 reasons

The main reason this video is so important for online learning is that Maryam demonstrates so well many of the educational affordances of video,...

How a small university successfully pivoted online

The challenge Algoma University is a small university (about 2,000 students) based in Sault Ste. Marie in northern Ontario, but with satellite campuses in Brampton...

The Learning and Training Conference December 8-9

Just a reminder that the Learning and Training Conference 2020 is still accepting registrations (click on the above image for more details). Although, together with...

Online learning learning and the future of work: podcast

The Indira Gandhi National Open University of India (IGNOU) has developed a series of podcasts on the Future of Work under its Freedom2Learn program. I...

Impact of emergency remote learning on college success and retention

Lundqvist, A., Rice, A. and Widenhorn, M. (2020) The Pandemic College Student Experience:Implications for Student Success and Retention Anthology Inc., November The 'quick and dirty'...

Free online modules for k-12 teachers on how to teach online

Following on from my post yesterday about the lack of training for k-12 teachers in how to teach online during the pandemic, I am...

Arizona State to offer a VR experience for Introductory Biology

Schaffhauser, D. (2020) Arizona State Partnership to Embed VR into Intro Biology Courses, Campus Technology, 7 October Here is another application of VR to add...
Mobile app of Soil Elevation from Soil Sciences, UBC

Online learning and international forestry: a webinar series

Are you interested in (or have been forced into) teaching forestry or related areas online? If so, the The Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management...

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.