Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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)...

Does the U.S. accreditation system discriminate against online learning?

Vedder, R. (2012) The Unholy Alliance Against Online Learning, Bloomberg, October 29 Yes, says Richard Vedder, professor of economics at the University of Ohio. He...

Developing a strategy for lifelong learners in Canadian universities and colleges (and its implications...

© Pat Cegan's 'Source of Inspiration', 2012 Council of Ontario Universities (2012) Increased numbers of students heading to Ontario universities Toronto ON: COU Changing demographics This press...

The status of online learning in Canada in 2012

Contact North (2012) Online Learning in Canada: At a Tipping Point Sudbury ON: Contact North Contact North's report Contact North in Ontario has just published a...

Who has the richest professors? Canada!?

Jaschik, S. (2012) Faculty Pay, Around the World, Inside Higher Education, March 22 Philip Altbach, Liz Reisberg, Maria Yudkevich, Gregory Androushchak, Iván Pacheco (in press) Paying...

Book review: Quality assurance in distance education and e-learning

Jung, I. and Latchem, C. (2012) Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and e-Learning New York/London: Routledge What the book is about 'There is relatively...

CVU’s report on the state of online university education in Canada: first heal thyself

Canadian Virtual University (2012) Online University Education in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities Athabasca University AB: Canadian Virtual University. The report was commissioned by the Canadian Federal...

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.