Thursday, July 7, 2022

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...

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...

Understanding microcredentials: a report from HEQCO

Pichette, J., Brumwell, S., Rizk, J., Han, S. (2021) Making Sense of Microcredentials. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Back to blogging It's now two...

U.S. students respond well to emergency remote learning

Cengage (2021) Digital Learning Pulse Survey: Pandemic Era Report Card Independence KY: Cengage, April 27 Note: this is in the form of an Infographic: it...

OECD report on the state of school education one year into the pandemic

OECD (2021) The state of school education: one year into the Covid pandemic Paris, France: OECD, pp. 50 The crisis has revealed the enormous...

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,...

Bridging the Digital Divide: 3: The Fundamentals of Inequality

Goldrick-Rab. S. et al. (2020) #RealCollege During the Pandemic The Hope Centre for College, Community and Justice Philadelphia: Temple University, June, pp. 22 This is the third post...

2020: another failure at retirement

Each year I like to do a sort of annual report, for my own benefit. (My review of 2020 is in another post). My...

A review of online learning in 2020

2020: Goodbye - and don't come back What a terrible year. 1.63 million horrible, choking deaths from the coronavirus, and 73 million infected to date....

Post-Pandemic Lesson 1: Online and blended learning will increase substantially post-COVID-19

This is the first of 10 Lessons from a Post-Pandemic World. For the other nine, click here. “…in blended learning, student performance improves over both...

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.