Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Coming Crisis in Canadian Post-secondary Education: 3 – Some strategies for survival

The issue I have argued in earlier posts that universities and colleges (everywhere, not just Canada) need to move more quickly into digital learning for...

The Coming Crisis in Canadian Post-secondary Education: 2 – The Canadian context

This is the second in a series of posts on this topic. The first post looked at external developments that will influence Canadian post-secondary...

The Coming Crisis in Canadian Post-secondary Education: 1 – External Developments

Where's the disruption? I don't normally get excited about talk of digital technology disrupting higher education, especially when that talk originates from south of the...

What are the key online learning markets over the next few years?

Lomas, S. and Ashburn, E. (2019) The next wave of online education San Francisco CA: Entangled Solutions Schroeder, R. (2019) Plotting the Future of Your...

Online and problem-based learning: the Danish experience

Aalborg University and digital learning I have just completed a visit to my third Danish university (University of Copenhagen in 2004, Syddansk University in 2017,...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 4. Developing skills for a digital society

This series is turning out to be longer than I initially anticipated. In the first three posts I looked at the following possible reasons...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 2. Using online learning to reduce the costs...

This is the second of three posts examining the purpose of online and digital learning. In the first post I looked at the government...

Ontario: leading Canada in online learning

A couple of months ago, the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association (CDLRA) provided eCampus Ontario, one of the survey's main sponsors, with a regional...

Should university and college instructors ban cell phones in their classes?

The Ontario government, under the leadership of its premier Doug Ford (a badly cloned Donald Trump), has announced it will ban cellphone use during...

Is Western Canada falling behind in online learning?

Reports from the 2018 survey The main public report on online and distance learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions was published last month and is available,...

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.