Thursday, September 24, 2020

New podcast on the future of online learning and higher education post-Covid 19

Mark Nichols is developing a very useful and interesting series of podcasts called Leaders and Legends of Online Learning.  I was the first person Mark...

Five webinar recordings on the myths and realities of online learning now publicly available

About the webinars Contact North has now made publicly available recordings of the five webinars on the Myths, Realities, Opportunities and Challenges of Online Learning...

12 shortish videos on Teaching in a Digital Age

The videos At the request of the Commonwealth of Learning, I have, with their help, developed 12 short videos introducing the main themes of my...

Online learning and Covid-19: Internet coverage in Canada

Policy Many commentators have raised the question of inequity due to lack of Internet coverage. So what actually is the coverage like in Canada? According to...

Crashing into online learning: a report from five continents – and some conclusions

  I am beginning to come across reports of how different countries around the world are moving to online learning as a result of Covid-19,...

First data on the shift to emergency online learning

Lederman, D. (2020) How Teaching Changed in the (Forced) Shift to Remote Inside Higher Education, April 22 Who did the study? This is a report of...

Online learning in the USA in 2018

The US Federal government recently released its Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System's (IPEDS') data on enrolments in higher education for Fall 2018, which include...

Results for 2019 survey of online learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions now available

  Canadian Digital Learning Research Association (2019) National Survey of Online and Digital Learning 2019 National Report Halifax NS: Canadian Digital Learning Research Association CDLRA has...

The Coming Crisis in Canadian Post-secondary Education: 2 – The Canadian context

This is the second in a series of posts on this topic. The first post looked at external developments that will influence Canadian post-secondary...

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...

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.