Sunday, July 12, 2020

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....

Canadian post-secondary enrolments: the role of online learning

Statistics Canada has published its latest report on student enrolments for the academic year 2017-2018. This coincides with the data from the latest report...

‘Rationalization’ of online learning support agencies in the Ontario post-secondary system?

Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (2020) Government’s Role in Digital Learning: Review and Recommendations for the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities Toronto...

Online learning in the USA in 2018

The US Federal government recently released its Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System's (IPEDS') data on enrolments in higher education for Fall 2018, which include...

Whatever happened to 2019 – and online learning?

Looking at the traffic on my web site last week suggests many of you have already headed off for the holidays to a probably...

Results for 2019 survey of online learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions now available

  Canadian Digital Learning Research Association (2019) National Survey of Online and Digital Learning 2019 National Report Halifax NS: Canadian Digital Learning Research Association CDLRA has...

Some thoughts on the future of public higher education

One of the responses I had to my series on the coming crisis to post-secondary education in Canada was: 'Well, what do you think...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 2. Using online learning to reduce the costs...

This is the second of three posts examining the purpose of online and digital learning. In the first post I looked at the government...

Is Western Canada falling behind in online learning?

Reports from the 2018 survey The main public report on online and distance learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions was published last month and is available,...

Some reflections on the results of the 2018 national survey of online learning

The public report of the 2018 national survey of online and distance learning in Canadian universities and colleges is now available in English and...

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.