Saturday, February 16, 2019

2018 review: 21st century knowledge and skills

How to develop the knowledge and skills that learners will need in the 21st century was a growing topic of discussion not just in...

2018 review of online learning: weak leadership

This is the fourth in my series reviewing developments in online learning in 2018. The first three were: AI and synchronous learning open universities...

Summary of the 2018 survey of online learning in Canadian colleges and universities

The Canadian Digital Learning Research Association has just finalised the results from the 2018 national survey. The full technical report has been completed in...

2018 review: open universities and open education

Yesterday I reviewed developments in AI and synchronous learning during 2018, and rated them as follows: the hype factor (as the 'media' see it) ...

Another perspective on AI in higher education

Klutka, J. et al. (2018) Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: Current Uses and Future Applications Louisville Ky: Learning House This report is by Learning House,...

Athabasca University moves to the cloud

I'm struggling to understand how artificial intelligence is going to impact on post-secondary education, and in particular on online learning, at least over the...

Which Canadian university has the most online courses (for credit)?

Nice little trivia question for you.  The answer: it could well be Université Laval, in Québec City. If you don't read Lefil, Université Laval's newspaper...

What does ‘8% of Canadian post-secondary is online’ mean?

Studying at home: and saving the college money I've had one or two comments from people at presentations commenting that our recent finding from the...

Why Canada needs five new digital learning universities

Following the results from the recent national survey of online learning and distance education in Canadian universities and colleges, and also my work for...

New enrolment data for online learning in Canadian universities and colleges

Helped a great deal by Jeff Seaman of the Babson Survey Research Group, I have spent the last few weeks (when not on holiday...

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.