Thursday, September 24, 2020

What have we learned from Covid-19 about the limitations of online learning – and...

Being realistic about the strengths and weaknesses of online learning I have spent a good part of my career defending and promoting online learning and...

The NEW, new normal: an interview for CBCRadio on the future of universities post-Covid-19

One of my favourite radio  programs is CBC Radio's Spark, with Norah Young. Each week Spark presents the latest in technology and culture.  The next...

Equity and online learning: practical design steps

Sator, A. and Williams, H. (2020) Removing Barriers to Online Learning Through a Teaching and Learning Lens Victoria BC: BCcampus/ABLE Research Consultants Equity and online...

New podcast on the future of online learning and higher education post-Covid 19

Mark Nichols is developing a very useful and interesting series of podcasts called Leaders and Legends of Online Learning.  I was the first person Mark...

Online learning and the fall semester: advice for decision-makers

I really do not envy those university and college administrators trying to work out what to do for this coming fall semester. This will...

12 shortish videos on Teaching in a Digital Age

The videos At the request of the Commonwealth of Learning, I have, with their help, developed 12 short videos introducing the main themes of my...

First data on the shift to emergency online learning

Lederman, D. (2020) How Teaching Changed in the (Forced) Shift to Remote Inside Higher Education, April 22 Who did the study? This is a report of...

2. Emergency online learning and inequity: developing countries

One term, many contexts If I was uncomfortable writing my previous post, I am even more uncomfortable about writing this one. 'Developing countries' is not...

Emergency online learning and inequity: developed countries

I have come across a number of articles (see for instance Brown and Salmi, 2020), and received several e-mails, pointing out that a sudden...

Recording of webinar on choosing media in online (and other) learning

Last Tuesday I gave the third of six Contact North webinars based on my book, 'Teaching in a Digital Age.' These webinars are somewhat...

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.