Saturday, December 3, 2022

What needs to be done about online learning in the school sector? 1. An...

The challenge On balance, although there are many shortcomings and issues, the post-secondary/higher education level has managed relatively well in finding alternatives to in-class teaching...

Recordings of Contact North/ATD’s Learning and Technology Conference now available

The conference I'm still catching up on all the posts I meant to write during 2020 but have been too busy to do.  Contact North and...

How a small university successfully pivoted online

The challenge Algoma University is a small university (about 2,000 students) based in Sault Ste. Marie in northern Ontario, but with satellite campuses in Brampton...

‘Rationalization’ of online learning support agencies in the Ontario post-secondary system?

Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (2020) Government’s Role in Digital Learning: Review and Recommendations for the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities Toronto...

Online learning in 2020: perfect vision in the Year of the Rat

No, no firm predictions from me for 2020 other than more of the same from 2019, plus something unexpected. However, I will suggest three...

Athabasca University moves to the cloud

I'm struggling to understand how artificial intelligence is going to impact on post-secondary education, and in particular on online learning, at least over the...

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'...

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.