Friday, October 22, 2021

US$20 million for research into the use of AI for STEM online education

Yes! Weekly (2021) NSF Investing $20 million in effort to transform online education for adults, August 16 The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced on July 29,...

Five core trends in teaching and learning post-Covid 19

If you have 15 minutes to spare, take a look at a (virtual) presentation I made to the University of Kent in the UK...

Research chair in polytechnic learning and teaching

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is seeking a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Polytechnic Learning and Teaching: see https://careers.bcit.ca/postings/4339 The position details...

Quality and equity in digital learning: a policy brief from the Commonwealth of Learning

Commonwealth of Learning (2021) Quality and equity in digital learning: a policy brief Burnaby BC: Commonwealth of Learning About the policy brief The Commonwealth of Learning...

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...

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.