Saturday, February 24, 2024
Online Learning and Distance Education Resources — Moderated by Tony Bates, Research Associate, Contact North | Contact Nord
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What are the main issues facing digital learning in the future?

I'm coming up to my 84th birthday next month, and once again I am considering my future work, if any. This has resulted in...
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Organization, Leadership and Change in Open, Distance and Digital Education: book review, Part 1

Zawacki-Richter, O. and Jung, I. (2023) Handbook of Open, Distance and Digital Learning Singapore: Springer Part IV of this open textbook is on Organization, Leadership and Change,...
Demetrios Nicolaides Alberta's Minister of Advanced Education

Petition against direct political interference in universities (concerning Athabasca University)

Buckingham Shum, S. (2023) Athabasca University - Oppose direct political interference in universities A petition has been started (already with 230 signatures) on
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Who shot the sheriff? Why the President of Athabasca University has gone – and...

Well, the gunfight at the Athabasca University corrall is finally over. It was announced a couple of days ago that the university and the...

Well, that was 2022!

It's that time of the year to look back and consider the good and the bad of 2022, but first a couple of provisos. This...

Outcome of the fight at the Athabasca corrall

For those of you waiting with bated breath for the outcome of the fight between the Alberta government and Athabasca University about relocating most...

The Alberta government fires the ‘non-compliant’ members of Athabasca University’s Board

Rub a dub dub, Three fools in a tub, And who do you think they be? The butcher, the baker, The candlestick maker. Turn them out, knaves all three. The...

Update on remote working at Athabasca University

Tait, C. (2022) Alberta walks back on plan to force online university to move employees to Athabasca The Globe and Mail, August 12 This is...

Discussing the response of school systems to Covid

Online learning and distance education: in conversation with Dr. Tony Bates, 25 February, 2021 Why the interview? This is a 40 minute video recording of an...

The perversion of the Internet: scraping and selling children’s data from ed tech tools

Human Rights Watch (2022) How Dare They Peep into My Private Life? New York: Human Rights Watch, May 25 The promise and the ideal I remember...