Sunday, October 25, 2020

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...

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...

What should we be doing about online learning when social distancing ends?

Transitioning from panic to control Planning is a bit of a luxury in a crisis. You do triage until you can get back to normal....

Advice to those about to teach online because of the corona-virus

  En español: Consejos para quienes están a punto de enseñar en línea debido al Coronavirus With the reports of more and more institutions closing campuses...

Canadian post-secondary enrolments: the role of online learning

Statistics Canada has published its latest report on student enrolments for the academic year 2017-2018. This coincides with the data from the latest report...

Online learning in the USA in 2018

The US Federal government recently released its Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System's (IPEDS') data on enrolments in higher education for Fall 2018, which include...

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.