Friday, December 9, 2022
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...

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...

Book review: Teaching in the Post Covid-19 Era

Fayed, I. and Cummings, J. (2021) Teaching in the Post Covid 19 Era Springer: Cham, Switzerland, 764 pp This is a longish post - you...

Has online learning gone backwards because of the pandemic?

Back to the classroom model I was recently struck by a comment my former colleague Diana Laurillard made in a podcast for Mark Nichols' excellent...

Groundhog day in online learning? What’s different this time

The pandemic grinds on I've entered 2022 with a sense of déjà vu. After nearly two years of Covid, it's like going back to the...

Webinar: What is Online Learning Post-Pandemic?

What As organizations and institutions look forward to post-pandemic offerings, many are examining to what degree online learning will factor into their daily operations as...

Curriculum design and the teaching of 21st century skills

Rayner, P.J. (2021) Curriculum and program renewal: an introduction Edubytes, November Chadha, D. (2006) A curriculum model for transferable skills development Engineering Education, Vol.1, No....

Book Review: Reimagining Digital Learning for Sustainable Development

Jagannathan, S. (ed.) (2021) Reimagining Digital Learning for Sustainable Development: How Upskilling, Data Analytics and Educational Technologies Close the Skills Gap Routledge: New York/London,...

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.