Friday, February 26, 2021

2020: another failure at retirement

Each year I like to do a sort of annual report, for my own benefit. (My review of 2020 is in another post). My...

Students’ responses to remote learning in the fall: Top Hat survey

Top Hat (2020) Higher Ed Students Grade the Fall 2020 Semester, Top Hat (accessed November 19, no published date) Top Hat is an online publisher...

How Canadian schools (k-12) prepared for the fall in 2020

Nagle, J., Barbour, M. and LaBonte, R. (2020) A Fall Like No Other: Between Basics and Preparing for an Extended Transition During Turmoil Canadian...

10 Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World from Covid-19 for Canadian universities and colleges

2020: Resilience and adaptability “Canada responded amazingly well to the challenge of adapting to an existential threat to its post-secondary education system. The system...

The role of Centres for Teaching and Learning during Covid-19 – and beyond

Naffi, N. (2020) Disruption in and by Centres for Teaching and Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leading the Future of Higher Ed Québec City:...

Research reports on Covid-19 and emergency remote learning/online learning

We are now beginning to see a flurry of research on emergency remote learning. Most published research to date is of the quick-and-dirty kind:...

Could Online Teaching Change Higher Ed for the Better? An interview for Top Hat

I was interviewed recently for Top Hat's blog. Top Hat is a commercial publisher of online and digital educational resources based in Toronto. It...

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...

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.