Thursday, June 20, 2019

Some reflections on the results of the 2018 national survey of online learning

The public report of the 2018 national survey of online and distance learning in Canadian universities and colleges is now available in English and...

(Almost) free books on online learning

I did a big clear-out over the holiday period and found a whole batch of brand new printed copies of three of my books....

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...

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) ...

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...

Welcome back and some news

Welcome back to all those who have been away on vacation and are just returning or have already returned to work. Here's what I...

Why is innovation in teaching in HE so difficult? 4. Integrating online and distance...

This is the fourth and final post in this series. The previous three were: 1. The accreditation agencies? 2. Legacy systems 3. Learning management...

Why is innovation in teaching in higher education so difficult? 2. Legacy systems

  In my first post in this series, I looked at the role of accreditation agencies in blocking innovation. I suggested that while they may...

Why is innovation in teaching in higher education so difficult? 1. The accreditation agencies?

Horn, M. and Dunagan, A. (2018) Innovation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education San Francisco CA: The Christensen Institute Revisiting an old question A couple of...

Some very good news for Athabasca University (and its students)

Graney, J. (2018) Athabasca University gets $4.9 million grant to upgrade outdated IT Edmonton Journal, June 8 One year on from the delivery of the...

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.