Friday, December 4, 2020

How Canadian schools (k-12) prepared for the fall in 2020

Nagle, J., Barbour, M. and LaBonte, R. (2020) A Fall Like No Other: Between Basics and Preparing for an Extended Transition During Turmoil Canadian...

10 Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World from Covid-19 for Canadian universities and colleges

2020: Resilience and adaptability “Canada responded amazingly well to the challenge of adapting to an existential threat to its post-secondary education system. The system...

Why school boards need to listen to online learning professionals

Guzman, Y. (2020) Students miss out and teachers feel overwhelmed as school boards blend in-person and virtual classes The Globe and Mail, November 1 As...

How can the Canadian federal government help the post-secondary system post-Covid19?

The most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' Ronald Reagan The Feds and post-secondary education in...

Research reports on Covid-19 and emergency remote learning/online learning

We are now beginning to see a flurry of research on emergency remote learning. Most published research to date is of the quick-and-dirty kind:...

Happy vacations, everyone! And a reflection on online learning during Covid-19

The need for a break I am hoping that you will be taking a well-earned break soon. It's been clear to me that almost without...

Enabling access to online learning for the poor

  Collis, V. and Vegas, E. (2020) Unequally disconnected: access to online learning in the US Brookings Institute Education plus Development, June 22 This blog post...

New podcast on the future of online learning and higher education post-Covid 19

Mark Nichols is developing a very useful and interesting series of podcasts called Leaders and Legends of Online Learning.  I was the first person Mark...

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...

Crashing into online learning: a report from five continents – and some conclusions

  I am beginning to come across reports of how different countries around the world are moving to online learning as a result of Covid-19,...

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.