Friday, July 30, 2021

Post-Pandemic Lesson 7. More attention is being paid to online access and equity

This is the seventh of 10 Lessons from a Post-Pandemic World. For the other nine, click here. “Every institution needs a strategy to support students...

Network security, international students and online learning

Lohrmann, D. (2020) Online learning still struggles - especially with security, government technology, September 20 Eckhart, B. (2020) To use or not to use virtual...

Online learning and Covid-19: Internet coverage in Canada

Policy Many commentators have raised the question of inequity due to lack of Internet coverage. So what actually is the coverage like in Canada? According to...

Second webinar on choosing media for online learning

This morning I delivered (for the second time) a Contact North webinar: Choosing Media: How They Differ and How to make the Best Choices...

A look at online learning and digital wisdom from Madeira

Madeira Madeira is a Portuguese island in the Atlantic about 200 kilometres west of north-west Africa. I'd never been there before this year, but now it's twice in...

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,...

Synergies between online learning, on-campus teaching and flexible learning

Kiczcales, G. (2014) Online to improve on-campus Digital Learning Blog, UBC, Vancouver BC, April 14. UBC's flexible learning strategy Nearly two weeks ago, Eric Grimson, the Chancellor...

Throttling access to online learning

Lennett, B. and Kehl, D. (2103) Capping the Nation's Broadband Future Washington DC: New America Foundation Lennett, B. and Kehl, D. (2013) Data Caps Could...

e-learning outlook for 2012: will it be a rough ride?

© Firehorse Blog, 2012 Another year, and online learning, e-learning, learning technologies, educational technologies, digital learning, or whatever you call it or them, will continue...

The digital future of higher education, on video

Videos have now been posted of presentations at two conferences in British Columbia, both looking at the future of digital learning. The digital future of...

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.