Friday, October 22, 2021

Resources to support special education students studying online

Continuing my theme of inequity arising from the switch from in-person to emergency remote learning, one group of children/students particularly affected are those with...

A directory of 2,000+ open textbooks

BCcampus has just announced that it has added its own collection of open textbooks to the Pressbooks Directory. This directory provides an index of thousands...

Five free keynotes on online learning for streaming into virtual conferences

Sleepless nights and global learning I received many requests last year to deliver keynotes into virtual conferences. These requests came from all around the world....

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'...

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.