Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Is this the future of online learning?

Rosen, K. (2020) 2020: Lost Year of Schooling or Year One in a New Era of Education? Attention FWD, November 12 I found this an...

Free online modules for k-12 teachers on how to teach online

Following on from my post yesterday about the lack of training for k-12 teachers in how to teach online during the pandemic, I am...

Post-Pandemic Lesson 10: We need more (and better) data

This is the last of 10 Lessons from a Post-Pandemic World. For the other nine, click here. “Research studies were of necessity quick and dirty,...

Post-Pandemic Lesson 1: Online and blended learning will increase substantially post-COVID-19

This is the first of 10 Lessons from a Post-Pandemic World. For the other nine, click here. “…in blended learning, student performance improves over both...

Post-Pandemic Lesson 5. COVID-19 resulted in innovative teaching, but will it stick?

This is the fifth of 10 Lessons from a Post-Pandemic World. For the other nine, click here. “…we need to take a more holistic approach,...

Post-Pandemic Lesson 4. COVID-19 showed the need for more flexible assessment methods.

This is the fourth of 10 Lessons from a Post-Pandemic World. For the other nine, click here. “...a reassessment of assessment itself is long overdue...

10 Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World from Covid-19 for Canadian universities and colleges

2020: Resilience and adaptability “Canada responded amazingly well to the challenge of adapting to an existential threat to its post-secondary education system. The system...

Why school boards need to listen to online learning professionals

Guzman, Y. (2020) Students miss out and teachers feel overwhelmed as school boards blend in-person and virtual classes The Globe and Mail, November 1 As...

The importance of ‘intangibles’ in teaching and learning

I'm going to raise a fundamental epistemological issue here about how we know things to be true. This starts off fairly abstractly but like...

Why, ‘logically’, online learning is superior to face-to-face teaching

The issue I came to this conclusion in the middle of the night by worrying at the distinction between synchronous and asynchronous learning. (Yeah, I...

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.