Friday, October 22, 2021

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,...

Decision-making in uncertain times: what recent research into online learning indicates

CDLRA Conversations: Decision-Making in Uncertain Times, September 6, 2021 The CDLRA (Canadian Digital Learning Research Association) is in the process of analysing the results from...

Research showing that virtual learning is less effective than classroom teaching – right?

Cellini, R. S. (2021) How does virtual learning impact students in higher education? Brown Center Chalkboard, Brookings, August 13 Summary of results This blog post is...

US$20 million for research into the use of AI for STEM online education

Yes! Weekly (2021) NSF Investing $20 million in effort to transform online education for adults, August 16 The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced on July 29,...

Virtualized or online learning? An explanation – and rationale – from Ryerson University

The Chang School (2021) What's the difference between Online and Virtualized Learning? Toronto: Ryerson University, May 28. In an earlier post, The ‘not normal’ return...

Research reports on online students in the USA

Magda, A. J., Capranos, D., & Aslanian, C. B., (2020) Online college students 2020: Comprehensive data on demands and preferences Louisville, KY: Wiley Education...

Alternative delivery methods for distance education: a history

For those of you interested in the history of distance education, there are lessons to be learned about different ways to deliver distance education....

Research chair in polytechnic learning and teaching

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is seeking a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Polytechnic Learning and Teaching: see https://careers.bcit.ca/postings/4339 The position details...

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...

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,...

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.