Thursday, April 9, 2020

Another view on research for the Ontario Online Institute

Maxim Jean-Louis, the President of Contact North, was one of the participants in the recent HEQCO meeting to discuss possible areas of research that...

Mr Bates goes to Ottawa: or increasing access to post-secondary education

The context OK, I'm not James Stewart, and it wasn't Washington, and this posting's a little late, due to other things, but this is a...

What should the Canadian government do to increase access to post-secondary education?

This is really a posting for Canadian readers, but we're not too proud to take suggestions from anywhere! I have the honour of being invited...

Canadian corporate innovation in e-learning

Galt, V. (2010) How to bake agility into corporate DNA Globe and Mail, May 20 In my blog on Six Priorities for Canadian e-learning in...

Canadian Internet Use, 2009

Statistics Canada (2010) Canadian Internet Use Survey Ottawa: Statistics Canada From the report In 2009, 80% of Canadians aged 16 and older, or 21.7 million people, used the Internet...

An essay on the impact of the digital age on scholarship and institutions

Katz, R. (2010) Scholars, Scholarship, and the Scholarly Enterprise in the Digital Age Educause Review, Vol. 45. No. 2, pp. 44-56 It is always interesting...

Struggling with the costs of teaching in higher education

Writer's block As I have mentioned before, I am currently writing an old-fashioned book (you know, the thing with paper sheets bound together) on the...

Canada’s digital divide and its implications for other countries

Marlow, I. and McNish, J. (2010) Canada's Digital Divide, The Globe and Mail, April 3 For those of you who don't read Toronto's national newspaper,...

New book on virtual campuses worldwide

Schreurs, B. (ed.) (2010) Reviewing the Virtual Campus Phenomenon Heverlee Belgium: Europace This book is essential reading for any student wishing to do research on...

Contact North looks to the future

Introduction Last week I spent two days at a strategic retreat for Contact North managers in Sudbury, Ontario. I had the privilege last summer of...

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.