Saturday, February 22, 2020

Stanford profs explore new business model(s) for open learning

Kolowich, S. (2012) Massive courses, sans Stanford, Inside Higher Education, January 24 This is an excellent article about two of the Stanford professors, and another...

CVU’s report on the state of online university education in Canada: first heal thyself

Canadian Virtual University (2012) Online University Education in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities Athabasca University AB: Canadian Virtual University. The report was commissioned by the Canadian Federal...

Building a knowledge economy through Telecentres in Africa

CTA (2011) A knowledge economy begins at the grass roots eLearning Africa News Portal, December 15 This is an interesting article by staff from the Technical Centre...

Key points from OECD’s 2011 ‘Education at a Glance’

OECD (2011) Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators Paris: OECD For those of you interested in educational statistics (and for masochists in general), here's your...

Canada cuts funding for the University of the Arctic

I'm just catching up with some of the e-learning news I missed while away in Norway two weeks ago, and ironically I just came...

Why the current professional development model is broken

Introduction The faculty development workshops and conferences have ended, and most faculty and instructors have headed off for a well earned vacation. Many thousands will...

Demand for online learning likely to grow in British Columbia

Last week the BC Provincial government released two reports critical to the economic future of the province, and which have implicit implications for online...

20 million more graduates needed in the USA

Carnavale, A. and Rose, S. (2011) The Undereducated American Washington DC: Georgetown University Centre n Education and the Workforce This short report by two prestigious...

Tuition costs vs middle class income in the USA

  Censky, A, (2011) Surging college costs price out middle class CNN Money, June 13 Drawing on data from the IRS and the College Board, this...

Trends in Canadian higher education

AUCC (2011) Trends in Higher Education: Vol. 1, Enrolment Ottawa: AUCC This publication of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada is packed full...

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.