Wednesday, May 27, 2020

My five wishes for online learning in 2015

Predictions, schmedictions. No-one can guess the future but we can at least say what we would like to see. So here are my five...

Tracking online learning in the USA – and Ontario

 Allen, I. and Seaman, J. (2014) Grade Change: Tracking Online Learning in the United States Wellesley MA: Babson College/Sloan Foundation This is the eleventh annual report...

The cost of being a student in Canada – and where to find online...

vouchercloud is a Canadian discount coupon website and they have a selection of student specific coupons. They have produced the above infographic focusing on the cost of being a student in...

Look back in anger? A review of online learning in 2013

Well, where did 2013 go? It seems like only last week I was writing the 2012 review!This year, I did better with my predictions...

New copyright guidelines for Canadian universities and colleges – but do they add clarity?

Geist, M. (2013) Schools navigate learning curve for new copyright rules, Toronto Star, August 30 According to this article, AUCC (the Association of Universities and...

No digital strategy for Canada

Just clearing my desk and came across a few items that are worth a mention that I didn't get round to before. I'm doing...

Online learning in 2012: a retrospective

Well, 2012 was certainly the year of the MOOC. Audrey Watters provides a comprehensive overview of what happened with MOOCs in 2012, so I...

Serving remote and rural communities: lessons from 25 years of Contact North

Paul, R. (2012) Contact North: A Case Study in Public Policy Sudbury ON: Contact North From the report: In the April 22, 1986 Speech from the...

Maclean’s 2013 rankings of Canadian Universities: a critique

Dehaas, J. (2102) The 2013 Maclean’s University Rankings, Macleans.ca, November 1 I thought the clocks went back tomorrow - are we already in 2013? Well, here...

Questions answered about British Columbia’s digital open textbook plan

Gilmore, D. (2012) B.C. to lead Canada in offering students free, open textbooks, British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology, October 16 Klassen, T. (2012)...

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.