Thursday, September 23, 2021

How to address the skills agenda in higher education: a German perspective

Ehlers, U-D. (2020) Future Skills: the future of learning and higher education Karlsruhe, Germany: Herstellung und Verlag, pp. 311 What is this book about? This free,...

Recordings of Contact North/ATD’s Learning and Technology Conference now available

The conference I'm still catching up on all the posts I meant to write during 2020 but have been too busy to do.  Contact North and...

Post-Pandemic Lesson 9: Lessons learned for administrators

This is the ninth of 10 Lessons from a Post-Pandemic World. For the other nine, click here. “Administrators in most institutions deserve praise for their...

EDUCAUSE research on Covid-19 and remote learning: readiness for September, 2020

McCormack, M. (2020) EDUCAUSE QuickPoll Results: Fall Readiness for Teaching and Learning, EDUCAUSE Review, September 18 The studies of institutions' plans, preparation and successes or...

Innovation and on-line and digital learning: five myths, five barriers, and five strategies

Morriss-Olson, M. (2020) 5 Destructive Myths about Innovation Gray Associates, August 4 There is an awful lot of nonsense talked about innovation and how to...

Online learning and the fall semester: advice for decision-makers

I really do not envy those university and college administrators trying to work out what to do for this coming fall semester. This will...

What should we be doing about online learning when social distancing ends?

Transitioning from panic to control Planning is a bit of a luxury in a crisis. You do triage until you can get back to normal....

Webinar recording: From panic to peace of mind: transitioning to online learning

I had the privilege of delivering the first in a series of webinars organised by the European Distance Education Network (EDEN) on Education in...

Discussing the future of higher education in the holiday season

Mrig, A. and Sanaghan, P. (2019) The Future of Education: Will Higher Education Seize the Future or Fall Victim to IT? Academic Impressions I've been...

The Coming Crisis in Canadian Post-secondary Education: 3 – Some strategies for survival

The issue I have argued in earlier posts that universities and colleges (everywhere, not just Canada) need to move more quickly into digital learning for...

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.