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?

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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

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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)

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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...