Friday, April 3, 2020

What the Conference Board of Canada thinks about online learning

Grant, M. (2016) Learning in the Digital Age Ottawa: Conference Board of Canada The Conference Board of Canada bills itself as 'the foremost independent, evidence-based,...

Who are the founding fathers of distance education?

Steve Wheeler interviewed three old guys, Michael Moore, Sir John Daniel and myself, at the EDEN conference in Budapest this summer, and has posted...

Getting faculty and instructors into online learning

I mentioned in an earlier post that we don't always do a very good job in helping people new to the field of online learning...

EDEN 2016: Re-imagining Learning Environments

The EDEN conference I have just attended the annual conference of the European Distance and E-Learning Network in Budapest, Hungary. EDEN is one of my favourite conferences...

Technology, alienation and the role of education: an introduction

Is there a problem here? I live a 30 minute drive from the U.S. border, and like many of my fellow Canadians (and many U.S....

Why digital technology is not necessarily the answer to your problem

World Bank (2016) World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends. Washington, DC: World Bank. What is the report about? This 359 page report, partly funded by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade,...

Innovation in online teaching in a Mexican university

The University of Guadalajara I spent last week in and around Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco in Mexico. The Universidad de Guadalajara, whose origins go...

Recording of webinar on choosing modes of delivery

This morning I gave my third webinar in the Contact North series based on my online, open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. There were...

Research on ‘academic innovation centres’ supporting online learning

Bishop, M. and Keehn, A. (2015) Leading Academic Change: An Early market Scan of Leading-edge Postsecondary Academic Innovation Centers Adelphi ML: William E. Kirwan centre...

Don’t want to retire? Alternatives to dying on campus

Kaskie, B. et al. (2012) Promoting Workplace Longevity and Desirable Retirement Pathways Within Academic Institutions TIAFF-CREF Institute, March Marcus, J. (2015) Aging faculty who won’t leave thwart...

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.