Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Athabasca University’s Centre for Distance Education to close

The news As my mother used to say when she had the goods on me, 'A little birdie told me...'. Well, a (different) little birdie...

Web discussion on the future of the distance teaching university

If you have an hour to spare and are interested in this topic, you can access a video of this webinar organized on March...

Is distance education stealing on-campus students?

Poulin, R. (2018) Distance Ed Growth - Access is a Big Motivator, but it's Complicated, WCET Frontiers, February 1 This post is essential reading for...

Distance education on a roll in the USA

Seaman, J.E., Allen, I.E., and Seaman, J. (2018) Grade Increase: Tracking Distance Education in the United States Wellesley MA: The Babson Survey Research Group Boy, does...

‘Why does Canada have so much online learning?’

Online learning in Canada  I was doing my usual stuff in Denmark this week, a keynote on 'Teaching for a digital age: why blended learning...

Results from the Canadian survey of online learning now available

Bates, T. (ed.) (2017) Tracking Online and Distance Education in Canadian Universities and Colleges: 2017 Vancouver BC: The National Survey of Online and Distance Education in...

A brighter future for Athabasca University?

Coates, K. (2017) Independent Third-Party Review of Athabasca University Saskatoon, SK This report, 45 pages in length plus extensive appendices, was jointly commissioned by the...

Latest data on USA distance education enrolments

Digital Learning Compass (2017) Distance Education Enrolment Report 2017 Wellesley MA A new partnership for the analysis of distance education data in the USA First, a little...

What counts when you cost online learning?

Poulin, R. and Straut, T. (2017) Distance Education Price and Cost Report Boulder CO: WCET This highly controversial report has generated considerable discussion in WCET's...

A report on university distance education in Québec

Conseil supérieur de l'éducation (2015) La formation à distance dans les universités québécoises: un potential à optimiser Québec: Gouvernement du Québec This report is now...

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.