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Why are there few online programs in Canada’s Far North?

What is north in Canada? In a country as vast as Canada, 'north' is always relative. Sudbury (46º N) is considered to be in Northern...

A new survey of online learning in Canadian universities and colleges for 2018

The News Following the success of the 2017 national survey of online learning in Canadian post-secondary education, an invitation to participate in the 2018 version...

‘Making Digital Learning Work’: why faculty and program directors must change their approach

Bailey, A. et al (2018) Making Digital Learning Work Boston MA:The Boston Consulting Group/Arizona State University Getting blended learning wrong I've been to several universities recently...

Talking numbers about open publishing and online learning

Please forgive me here for a little self-indulgence. By sheer coincidence, two statistics converged yesterday. 2 million blog post hits First, I passed the 2 million...

Online learning in 2012: a retrospective

Well, 2012 was certainly the year of the MOOC. Audrey Watters provides a comprehensive overview of what happened with MOOCs in 2012, so I...

Job opportunity: Director of DE and LTs, Memorial University, Newfoundland

Memorial University: Director of Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) From the job posting: Memorial University (MUN) invites applications for the position of Director of Distance Education,...

Journal: Distance Education, Vol. 32, No. 1 now available

Is online distance education about to collapse like the Tower of Babel? So asks Jon Baggaley Distance Education, Vol. 32, No. 1, May 2011 The academic...

What’s planned for “E-learning and DE Resources” for 2011

I hope you will have noticed that I have made very few posts over the last two weeks. There are several reasons for this: I...

Will elite universities offer online undergraduate degrees?

Young, J. (2010) U. of California Considers Online Classes, or Even Degrees Chronicle of Higher Education, May 9 This is a strange article that discusses...

Special report on virtual schools

Van Dusen, C. (2009) eSN Special Report: Beyond the Virtual School eSchool News, Nov 1 Because of the volume of stuff that comes through my...

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.