Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Getting faculty and instructors into online learning

I mentioned in an earlier post that we don't always do a very good job in helping people new to the field of online learning...

Brexit and online learning in Europe

Little England triumphs Well, Little England has triumphed at last. The votes in suburban and industrial England and Wales were enough to defeat Londoners, Scots...

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...

Contact North to host the next ICDE conference in Toronto in 2017

The International Council for Distance Education (ICDE) announced at the close of this year's conference in Sun City, South Africa, that its next conference...

Australia moves backwards from online apprenticeship training

Raggatt, M. (2015) Government slammed for dumping Energise Oz electrician apprenticeship program Brisbane Times, October 10 Those of you with Netflix may have been watching the...

Book review: A History of the Open University

Weinbren, D. (2105) The Open University: A History Manchester: Manchester University Press/The Open University, 274 pp + notes, £18.99, C$31.61, US$22.30 (paperback edition) Why you...

Conference: Distance teaching and learning, Wisconsin, 2015

What: The University of Wisconsin Distance Teaching and Learning Conference You will discover innovative ways to teach and support online learners. Learn best strategies, practices, and solutions. Connect...

Adult learners, mobile phones and online learning

Sometimes, distance education really is distant. Damian Boyle is a workplace instructor from Northlands College who works with itinerant workers at the remote McArthur...

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics: WCET’s analysis of distance education enrolments in the USA

Russell Poulin and Terri Straut have done an invaluable analysis of recent data on distance education enrolments in the USA in the following three...

Choosing a ‘good’ post-secondary online learning program

I am constantly asked to recommend 'good' online learning programs. This is a difficult question to answer, as it’s impossible for any single person to...

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.