Friday, December 4, 2020

Is this the future of online learning?

Rosen, K. (2020) 2020: Lost Year of Schooling or Year One in a New Era of Education? Attention FWD, November 12 I found this an...

10 Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World from Covid-19 for Canadian universities and colleges

2020: Resilience and adaptability “Canada responded amazingly well to the challenge of adapting to an existential threat to its post-secondary education system. The system...

Why school boards need to listen to online learning professionals

Guzman, Y. (2020) Students miss out and teachers feel overwhelmed as school boards blend in-person and virtual classes The Globe and Mail, November 1 As...

The importance of ‘intangibles’ in teaching and learning

I'm going to raise a fundamental epistemological issue here about how we know things to be true. This starts off fairly abstractly but like...

Why, ‘logically’, online learning is superior to face-to-face teaching

The issue I came to this conclusion in the middle of the night by worrying at the distinction between synchronous and asynchronous learning. (Yeah, I...

Defining blended learning: Farmer’s theory-based models

Farmer, H. (2020) 6 Models for Blended Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Course Delivery, EDUCAUSE Review, 18 August Multiple models I have argued elsewhere that blended learning...

Another survey of student responses to emergency remote learning

Wise, A. F. & Bergner, Y. (2020) College in the Time of Corona: Spring 2020 Student Survey New York, NY: NYU-LEARN. This is another 'quick-and-dirty' survey...

EDUCAUSE research on Covid-19 and remote learning: readiness for September, 2020

McCormack, M. (2020) EDUCAUSE QuickPoll Results: Fall Readiness for Teaching and Learning, EDUCAUSE Review, September 18 The studies of institutions' plans, preparation and successes or...

Innovation and on-line and digital learning: five myths, five barriers, and five strategies

Morriss-Olson, M. (2020) 5 Destructive Myths about Innovation Gray Associates, August 4 There is an awful lot of nonsense talked about innovation and how to...

The role of Centres for Teaching and Learning during Covid-19 – and beyond

Naffi, N. (2020) Disruption in and by Centres for Teaching and Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leading the Future of Higher Ed Québec City:...

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.