Thursday, September 24, 2020

How can the Canadian federal government help the post-secondary system post-Covid19?

The most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' Ronald Reagan The Feds and post-secondary education in...

The NEW, new normal: an interview for CBCRadio on the future of universities post-Covid-19

One of my favourite radio  programs is CBC Radio's Spark, with Norah Young. Each week Spark presents the latest in technology and culture.  The next...

Enabling access to online learning for the poor

  Collis, V. and Vegas, E. (2020) Unequally disconnected: access to online learning in the US Brookings Institute Education plus Development, June 22 This blog post...

Online enrolments after Covid-19: a prediction, part 2 – policy implications

My prediction In my previous post, I predicted that over the next 10 years, fully online learning will grow to about 20-25% of all course...

Online enrolments after Covid-19: a prediction, part 1

GastaGoesGlobal I really enjoyed participating in Tom Farrelly's 'GastaGoesGlobal' yesterday. This was an online multi-person presentation in the Irish 'Gasta' style, where every presenter had...

Online learning responsible for 10% of the UK economy – it is claimed

Glover, B. et al. (2020) The Learning Curve: How the UK is Harnessing the Potential of Online Learning London UK: Demos UK What is 'Demos...

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...

Distance education in Mongolia

  Ulaanbaatar, 2004 © Tony Bates 2011   During July and August, 2004, the World Bank, in cooperation with Mongolia's Ministry of Science, Technology,...

Distance education in Cuba

While on holiday in Cuba in March, 2009, I was invited in a very roundabout way to meet with the Distance Education department of...

Distance Education in Afghanistan

Kuchi family near Bamian © Tony Bates, 2010 My experience in Afghanistan I worked on a UNESCO project for four months in Afghanistan...

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.