Thursday, June 20, 2019

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...

‘Why does Canada have so much online learning?’

Online learning in Canada  I was doing my usual stuff in Denmark this week, a keynote on 'Teaching for a digital age: why blended learning...

How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?

I was recently asked if I would answer a couple of questions from students in Royal Roads University's course 'Leveraging Technology in Higher Education'...

Brexit and online learning in Europe

Little England triumphs Well, Little England has triumphed at last. The votes in suburban and industrial England and Wales were enough to defeat Londoners, Scots...

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,...

Online learning and a knowledge-based economy

Florida, R. and Spencer, G. (2015) Canada has two growth models, but we've been neglecting one Globe and Mail, Oct 7 Boyd, D. (2015) Canada’s party...

Next steps for the European HE system

Klemenčič, M. and Ashwin, P. (2015) What's next for Europe? Inside Higher Ed, May 26 As my holiday in Italy draws to a close, I...

Developing intellectual and practical skills in a digital age

  The story so far Chapter 5 of my open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ is about the design of teaching and learning, which I am...

Opening up: chapter one of Teaching in a Digital Age

I've not been blogging much recently, because (a) I've been on holiday for a month in the Mediterranean and (b) I've been writing 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.