Friday, October 22, 2021

Online learning, videoconferencing and energy consumption

Azimzadehirani, M. (2021) Is effective online learning bad for the environment? University Affairs, August 23 This interesting article is as much about whether or not...

Decision-making in uncertain times: what recent research into online learning indicates

CDLRA Conversations: Decision-Making in Uncertain Times, September 6, 2021 The CDLRA (Canadian Digital Learning Research Association) is in the process of analysing the results from...

Virtualized or online learning? An explanation – and rationale – from Ryerson University

The Chang School (2021) What's the difference between Online and Virtualized Learning? Toronto: Ryerson University, May 28. In an earlier post, The ‘not normal’ return...

The ‘not normal’ return to normal in September

I have to admit that I'm getting somewhat freaked out by what I hear is happening in September as universities and colleges return to...

Five core trends in teaching and learning post-Covid 19

If you have 15 minutes to spare, take a look at a (virtual) presentation I made to the University of Kent in the UK...

Quality and equity in digital learning: a policy brief from the Commonwealth of Learning

Commonwealth of Learning (2021) Quality and equity in digital learning: a policy brief Burnaby BC: Commonwealth of Learning About the policy brief The Commonwealth of Learning...

Special Issue of Online Learning Journal on the COVID-19 Emergency Transition to Remote Learning:...

The Online Learning journal Still catching up on important publications. This one came out in March 2021. The Online Learning Consortium has been publishing a...

UBC’s pivot to emergency remote teaching and learning: a research report

Bartolic, S. and Guppy, N. (2021) UBC’s Pivot to Emergency Remote Teaching and Learning: Perspectives on the Transition at the Vancouver Campus Vancouver BC:...

Understanding microcredentials: a report from HEQCO

Pichette, J., Brumwell, S., Rizk, J., Han, S. (2021) Making Sense of Microcredentials. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Back to blogging It's now two...

OECD report on the state of school education one year into the pandemic

OECD (2021) The state of school education: one year into the Covid pandemic Paris, France: OECD, pp. 50 The crisis has revealed the enormous...

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.