Wednesday, January 26, 2022

A Review of Online Learning in 2021

2021: still bad but better In my review for 2020, I wrote 'Goodbye - and don't come back', a reaction to the horrible year caused...

Why we need some humility about online learning – and about face-to-face teaching

Those of us who have been fighting to get online learning accepted over the last 20-25 years have argued strongly the merits of online...

Grants for creating open courses – a British Columbia project

BCcampus (2021) Expression of interest: development of open courses Victoria, BC BCcampus is offering grants of up to $8,000 to B.C. applicants who have developed,...

Some psychological benefits of remote learning in k-12 sector

Abramson, A. (2021) Capturing the benefits of remote learning American Psychological Association, Vol. 52, No.6 There have been many criticisms of the move to remote...

Working on a third edition of ‘Teaching in a Digital Age.’

I've now decided to start on a third edition of 'Teaching in a Digital Age.' I began work on the first edition in 2014...

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...

A self-paced online course for school (k-12) teachers about teaching online

Who created the course? BlendEd is a teacher-organised program that offers free professional development and resources for teachers to support blended learning pedagogy. Based in...

Resources to support special education students studying online

Continuing my theme of inequity arising from the switch from in-person to emergency remote learning, one group of children/students particularly affected are those with...

Stunning research on inequities of access to online learning in the USA

Figure 1. Percentage of children (ages 0–18 years) learning online whose parents reported that they had inadequate access to the Internet or a computer...

Five free keynotes on online learning for streaming into virtual conferences

Sleepless nights and global learning I received many requests last year to deliver keynotes into virtual conferences. These requests came from all around the world....

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.