Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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WCET is taking a deep dive into AI and its impact on higher education:...

Davis, V. (2023) Is AI the New Homework Machine? Understanding AI and Its Impact on Higher Education WCET Frontiers January 5 This is an excellent introduction both...

Well, that was 2022!

It's that time of the year to look back and consider the good and the bad of 2022, but first a couple of provisos. This...

Outcome of the fight at the Athabasca corrall

For those of you waiting with bated breath for the outcome of the fight between the Alberta government and Athabasca University about relocating most...

Celebrating World Access to Higher Education Day: a long way to go

Yesterday was World Access to Higher Education Day. (I wanted to do this post yesterday, but couldn't, for personal reasons.) World Access to Higher...

Contact North widens access to third edition of ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’

Contact North is now also hosting the third edition of Teaching in a Digital Age: https://teachinginadigitalage.ca/ It is also available from BCcampus at: https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev3m/ At the...

Exams and online courses: why proctoring is the wrong issue

Many instructors struggle with assessment of any kind, but particularly with online assessment if they have never taught online before. What they try to...

Téluq celebrates its 50th anniversary – but is there still a role for distance...

Université Téluq (2022) La distance qui nous rapproche de notre rêve Québec City: Téluq Congratulations, Téluq Originally called Télé-université, Université Téluq, the francophone equivalent of Athabasca...

What’s in a name? Definitions of digital learning

Apologies for my absence I've not been at all active with my blogging this summer - been too busy playing golf and have just returned...

The perversion of the Internet: scraping and selling children’s data from ed tech tools

Human Rights Watch (2022) How Dare They Peep into My Private Life? New York: Human Rights Watch, May 25 The promise and the ideal I remember...

Analysing the pedagogical affordances of video

We WILL Fix Climate Change, United Nations (click on image to see video) I'm busy revising my online, open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age,...

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.