Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Book cover of Handbook of ODDE

Book review: Handbook of Open, Distance and Digital Education – a First Impression

Zawacki-Richter, O. and Jung, I (2023) Handbook of Open, Distance and Digital Education Singapore: Springer Hard copy: US$59.99 + tax, pdf download: free Why this...

Access to digital learning in Canada’s Northwest Territories

Soanes-White, T. (2022) Defining and exploring broadband connections and education solutions in Canada's North Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, Volume 48, No. 4 Note:...

Well, that was 2022!

It's that time of the year to look back and consider the good and the bad of 2022, but first a couple of provisos. This...

Outcome of the fight at the Athabasca corrall

For those of you waiting with bated breath for the outcome of the fight between the Alberta government and Athabasca University about relocating most...

Exams and online courses: why proctoring is the wrong issue

Many instructors struggle with assessment of any kind, but particularly with online assessment if they have never taught online before. What they try to...

Téluq celebrates its 50th anniversary – but is there still a role for distance...

Université Téluq (2022) La distance qui nous rapproche de notre rêve Québec City: Téluq Congratulations, Téluq Originally called Télé-université, Université Téluq, the francophone equivalent of Athabasca...

Third edition of Teaching at a Distance is now published

The third edition of Teaching in a Digital Age is now available from here: https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev3m/ I have exported in several formats and made it public....

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...

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...

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.