Thursday, December 9, 2021

Online learning and (k-12) schools: 6. Strengths and limitations of online learning in the...

This is the sixth in a series of posts on online learning in the (k-12) school sector. The first is: What needs to be done about...

Online learning and (k-12) schools: do we need a different curriculum for online learning?

This is the third in a series of posts on online learning in the (k-12) school sector. The first was What needs to be done...

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...

A review of online learning in 2020

2020: Goodbye - and don't come back What a terrible year. 1.63 million horrible, choking deaths from the coronavirus, and 73 million infected to date....

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...

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...

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...

Defining blended learning: Farmer’s theory-based models

Farmer, H. (2020) 6 Models for Blended Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Course Delivery, EDUCAUSE Review, 18 August Multiple models I have argued elsewhere that blended learning...

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.