Sunday, January 19, 2020

Why are there few online programs in Canada’s Far North?

What is north in Canada? In a country as vast as Canada, 'north' is always relative. Sudbury (46º N) is considered to be in Northern...

Is Western Canada falling behind in online learning?

Reports from the 2018 survey The main public report on online and distance learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions was published last month and is available,...

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...

Part-time research associate wanted for national survey of online learning

We (the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association - CDLRA) have almost completed all the work for the 2018 national survey of online learning 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...

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...

Update on the 2018 national survey of online learning

The return of questionnaires for the 2018 national survey of online learning and distance education in Canadian universities and colleges is now closed. The...

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...

Book review: Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas

Qayyum, A. and Zawacki-Richter, O. (eds.) Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas: National Perspectives in a Digital Age Singapore: Springer, US$24+ Why...

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.