Sunday, September 25, 2022

Update on remote working at Athabasca University

Tait, C. (2022) Alberta walks back on plan to force online university to move employees to Athabasca The Globe and Mail, August 12 This is...
Athabasca University's campus near the town of Athabasca

When is a distance teaching university not distant? When you work for it

The Canadian Press (2022) Get back to work: Alberta government threatens funding cuts to Athabasca University CTV News Edmonton The issue The provincial government of Alberta...

British Columbia drafts a digital learning strategy for its post-secondary education sector

What is the intent? On June 8, 2022, the Digital Learning Advisory Committee (convened by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training)...

Discussing the response of school systems to Covid

Online learning and distance education: in conversation with Dr. Tony Bates, 25 February, 2021 Why the interview? This is a 40 minute video recording of an...

The perversion of the Internet: scraping and selling children’s data from ed tech tools

Human Rights Watch (2022) How Dare They Peep into My Private Life? New York: Human Rights Watch, May 25 The promise and the ideal I remember...

Analysing the pedagogical affordances of video

We WILL Fix Climate Change, United Nations (click on image to see video) I'm busy revising my online, open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age,...

Bridging the digital divide in online learning

Salman, J. (2022) How one city closed the digital divide for nearly all its students The Hechinger Report, April 14 This report shows what can...

Discussing the strengths and weaknesses of synchronous or asynchronous teaching

The context I am continuing the process of updating the third version of my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, to take account of...

How many students take online and distance courses from outside their own jurisdiction?

NC-SARA (2021) NC-SARA Institution Survey: Perspectives on the Pandemic Boulder CO: NC-SARA This report gives some interesting information about the actual number of students and...

The role of open universities post-Covid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OGoH1q4Kms Anadolu University Anadolu University in Turkey is nominated by the Turkish Higher Degree Act of 1981 as the national provider of distance education.  Enrollment in...

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.