Friday, May 7, 2021

What have we learned from Covid-19 about the limitations of online learning – and...

Being realistic about the strengths and weaknesses of online learning I have spent a good part of my career defending and promoting online learning and...

Welcome back to online learning

I hope all my readers in the northern hemisphere have had as good a summer as we have had here in Vancouver, and you...

Back to the Future: open pedagogy, learning design, and ETUG’s 25th anniversary conference

  Happy anniversary, ETUG! Last week I spent two days at the British Columbia Educational Technology Users' Group conference at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops. ETUG was...

The Coming Crisis in Canadian Post-secondary Education: 1 – External Developments

Where's the disruption? I don't normally get excited about talk of digital technology disrupting higher education, especially when that talk originates from south of the...

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,...

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....

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...

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...

How serious should we be about serious games in online learning?

In the 2017 national survey of online learning in post-secondary education, and indeed in the Pockets of Innovation project, serious games were hardly mentioned...

Active learning at the Royal Military College of Canada

The RMC Following my trip to the UK Open University, I visited the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, where I was a keynote speaker...

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.