Saturday, January 16, 2021

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, ‘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...

Network security, international students and online learning

Lohrmann, D. (2020) Online learning still struggles - especially with security, government technology, September 20 Eckhart, B. (2020) To use or not to use virtual...

Research reports on Covid-19 and emergency remote learning/online learning

We are now beginning to see a flurry of research on emergency remote learning. Most published research to date is of the quick-and-dirty kind:...

Happy vacations, everyone! And a reflection on online learning during Covid-19

The need for a break I am hoping that you will be taking a well-earned break soon. It's been clear to me that almost without...

What have we learned from Covid-19 about the limitations of online learning – and...

Being realistic about the strengths and weaknesses of online learning I have spent a good part of my career defending and promoting online learning and...

Re-defining online learning and distance education in 2020

This blog is almost 12 years old. I now have nearly 4,500 posts on the site. Many of the old posts are accessed frequently...

Can artificial intelligence transform higher education? What does research say?

The answer Not yet. The research Springer Open has just published the editorial of the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education's special issue on artificial...

New podcast on the future of online learning and higher education post-Covid 19

Mark Nichols is developing a very useful and interesting series of podcasts called Leaders and Legends of Online Learning.  I was the first person Mark...

Two webinars on the future of online learning next week

I am offering two quite different webinars next week on the future of online learning.  Contact North This will be the last in my series of...

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.