Monday, May 20, 2019

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...

Is Western Canada falling behind in online learning?

Reports from the 2018 survey The main public report on online and distance learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions was published last month and is available,...

Can artificial intelligence transform higher education? Call for papers

  I know all my readers will be interested in the answer to this question! The International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education has recently put out...

Some reflections on the results of the 2018 national survey of online learning

The public report of the 2018 national survey of online and distance learning in Canadian universities and colleges is now available in English and...

Part-time research associate wanted for national survey of online learning

We (the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association - CDLRA) have almost completed all the work for the 2018 national survey of online learning in...

Summary of the 2018 survey of online learning in Canadian colleges and universities

The Canadian Digital Learning Research Association has just finalised the results from the 2018 national survey. The full technical report has been completed in...

A review of AI and synchronous online learning in 2018

Although I'm trying to retire, or at least ease up a little, 2018 turned out to be a really busy work year for me....

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...

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.