Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Some reflections on the results of the 2018 national survey of online learning

The public report of the 2018 national survey of online and distance learning in Canadian universities and colleges is now available in English and...

(Almost) free books on online learning

I did a big clear-out over the holiday period and found a whole batch of brand new printed copies of three of my books....

Advice requested on ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’

Welcome back, readers. I hope you had a great holiday break. Perhaps like you, I've been thinking about my plans for 2019. I was determined...

2018 review: 21st century knowledge and skills

How to develop the knowledge and skills that learners will need in the 21st century was a growing topic of discussion not just in...

2018 review of online learning: open pedagogy

Sorry, folks - Christmas caught up to me faster than my blog writing. Still two more posts to do on 2018. I intended to...

Summary of the 2018 survey of online learning in Canadian colleges and universities

The Canadian Digital Learning Research Association has just finalised the results from the 2018 national survey. The full technical report has been completed in...

2018 review: open universities and open education

Yesterday I reviewed developments in AI and synchronous learning during 2018, and rated them as follows: the hype factor (as the 'media' see it) ...

Another perspective on AI in higher education

Klutka, J. et al. (2018) Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: Current Uses and Future Applications Louisville Ky: Learning House This report is by Learning House,...

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...

A discussion on the risks and benefits to education of AI and automation

I was interviewed recently by Cecília Tomás, a Ph.D. student at Universidade Aberta, the Portuguese Open University, for her thesis on the Internet of...

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.