Saturday, December 3, 2022
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...

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...

Alternative delivery methods for distance education: a history

For those of you interested in the history of distance education, there are lessons to be learned about different ways to deliver distance education....

A bit more on the history of distance education

Too often, we are isolated by language from the relevant work of other people in online and distance education. I am pleased therefore to...

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...

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...

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...

Book review: Open and Distance Education Theory Revisited

Jung, I. (ed.) Open and Distance Education Theory Revisited Singapore: Springer, 122 pp, US$44.99 (ePub issue); US$29.95 per chapter Why this book? This book, edited by...

Is Western Canada falling behind in online learning?

Reports from the 2018 survey The main public report on online and distance learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions was published last month and is available,...

Some reflections on the results of the 2018 national survey of online learning

The public report of the 2018 national survey of online and distance learning in Canadian universities and colleges is now available in English 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.