Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Update on investments in online learning: Desire2Learn gets $80 million

Heussner, K.M. (2012) As ed tech heats up, Desire2Learn raises $80 million in its first VC round, Pentahobigdata.com Gigaom, September 4 A bit of catching...

The money pours in to fund online learning start-ups – while the public system...

Banning, Doresa (2102) Online education start-up Udacity Raises $15 million in funding, CityTownInfo.com, October 26 According to the National Venture Capital Association, a staggering $463 million...

My summer paranoia: computers will replace teachers in higher education

I had a strange dream last night. I was in discussion with an editor from a publishing company about the draft of a new...

Rapid growth of online learning product market

Ambient Insight Research (2012) The North America Market for Self-paced eLearning Products and Services: 2011-2016 Forecast and Analysis Monroe WA: Ambient Insight Research (note: $1,225 for the...

Literature review on online learning and productivity needed

Here is a chance for a consultancy which I have had to pass by because of other commitments/contractual arrangements: The Higher Education Quality Council of...

Guest post: a review of the Ontario government’s discussion paper on transforming post-secondary education

Ontario (2012) Strengthening Ontario's Centres of Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge Toronto ON: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in the ides of summer (June 27), the...

Is online learning really cracking open the public post-secondary system?

I suspect that I'm not the only one who has been 'disengaged' from the online world of online learning for the past few weeks,...

The status of online learning in Canada in 2012

Contact North (2012) Online Learning in Canada: At a Tipping Point Sudbury ON: Contact North Contact North's report Contact North in Ontario has just published a...

Who has the richest professors? Canada!?

Jaschik, S. (2012) Faculty Pay, Around the World, Inside Higher Education, March 22 Philip Altbach, Liz Reisberg, Maria Yudkevich, Gregory Androushchak, Iván Pacheco (in press) Paying...

European universities: re-form or die; but what about Canada?

Grove, J. (2012) Long, cold financial winter lies ahead for Europe's academy Times Higher Education, February 9 What's happening in Europe This is a really depressing,...

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.