Thursday, September 24, 2020

Québec’s Téluq in trouble

Téluq (the Télé-université within the Université du Québec System) has for many years been a major provider of university-level distance education courses for francophones. Last...

Stanford University to be fully online by 2025?

Today I have received a tip from a close colleague that Stanford University is planning to build a partnership with Alphabet Inc., the owner...

Important developments in indigenous online learning

Royal Roads University (2018) First Nations Technology Council and Royal Roads University celebrate partnership in education, innovation Victoria BC: Royal Roads University, press release, 23...

How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?

I was recently asked if I would answer a couple of questions from students in Royal Roads University's course 'Leveraging Technology in Higher Education'...

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for Athabasca University?

Climenhaga, D. (2017) Athabasca U’s future seems brighter as Saskatchewan prof named to conduct sustainability review Albertapolitics.ca, January 19 Climenhaga, D. (2016) Alberta Government names five new...

Brexit and online learning in Europe

Little England triumphs Well, Little England has triumphed at last. The votes in suburban and industrial England and Wales were enough to defeat Londoners, Scots...

Developing a next generation online learning assessment system

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (2016) An Adaptive Trust-based e-assessment system for learning (@TeSLA) Barcelona: UOC This paper describes a large, collaborative European Commission project headed by...

An example of online experiential learning: Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program

Alexandris, G., Buontrogianni, M, and Djafarova, N. (2015) Ground-breaking program for Ontario Law School Graduates - Virtual Law Firms, Berlin: OEB Conference Online, experiential learning Experiential learning...

What is the role of Canadian universities in indigenous education?

Universities Canada (2015) Universities Canada principles on Indigenous education Ottawa: Universities Canada, June 29 Yesterday was Canada Day, and I am very proud to be Canadian....

What can past history tell us about the Athabasca University ‘crisis’?

It's not just the Greeks who are having problems financially, even though they are getting all the headlines. In earlier posts I commented on Athabasca University's...

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.