Thursday, July 2, 2020

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...

Six priorities for Canadian e-learning in 2010

Summary of my priorities 1. A requirement for all newly appointed full-time instructors in public Canadian post-secondary educational institutions to have a formal certification in...

Comparing Canadian and US post-secondary education systems

Lederman, D. (2009) Catching Up to Canada Inside Higher Education, November 6 An interesting article discussing the different participation and graduation rates between Canada and...

Lifelong learning in Canada

Statistics Canada (2009) Lifelong Learning Among Canadians Aged 18 to 64 Years: First Results from the 2008 Access and Support to Education and Training...

JISC analysis of global activity in e-learning in higher education

MindSet Research (2009) Understanding Global Activity in Higher Education and Research: Primary, desk and web-based research Bristol UK: JISC This study was commissioned by the...

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.