Saturday, July 24, 2021

Using ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ for faculty development: two international examples

Keshavarz, M. and Ghoneim, A. (2021) Preparing Educators to Teach in a Digital Age. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning,...

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...

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

Post last up-dated: 9 June, 2021 Since March 2020, there has been a flurry of research on emergency remote learning. Most published research up to...

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...

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...

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...

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.