Saturday, December 3, 2022

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...

‘Master’ version of Teaching in a Digital Age (3rd edition) now published

Just to confuse you, I have now published the 'master' version of the third edition of Teaching in a Digital Age at: https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev3m/. This...

Third edition of Teaching at a Distance is now published

The third edition of Teaching in a Digital Age is now available from here: https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev3m/ I have exported in several formats and made it public....

Update on remote working at Athabasca University

Tait, C. (2022) Alberta walks back on plan to force online university to move employees to Athabasca The Globe and Mail, August 12 This is...
Athabasca University's campus near the town of Athabasca

When is a distance teaching university not distant? When you work for it

The Canadian Press (2022) Get back to work: Alberta government threatens funding cuts to Athabasca University CTV News Edmonton The issue The provincial government of Alberta...

British Columbia drafts a digital learning strategy for its post-secondary education sector

What is the intent? On June 8, 2022, the Digital Learning Advisory Committee (convened by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training)...

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...

Discussing the strengths and weaknesses of synchronous or asynchronous teaching

The context I am continuing the process of updating the third version of my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, to take account of...

How many students take online and distance courses from outside their own jurisdiction?

NC-SARA (2021) NC-SARA Institution Survey: Perspectives on the Pandemic Boulder CO: NC-SARA This report gives some interesting information about the actual number of students and...

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.