Thursday, September 23, 2021

Online learning and (k-12) schools: the role of parents

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

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...

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...

Research reports on Covid-19 and emergency remote learning/online learning

Post last up-dated: 9 June, 2021 Since March 2020, there has been a flurry of research on emergency remote learning. Most published research up to...

Learning Analytics and ‘Learning Design’

The latest edition of the journal 'Distance Education' is focused on the use of learning analytics: the aim of this special themed issue...is to foster...

Second edition of Teaching in a Digital Age now published

The second edition of Teaching in a Digital Age is now available at https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev2/ The first edition was published in 2015. The second edition is...

Chapter 11.4 Open pedagogy

Figure 11.4.1 Current landscape of Open. Image: Paul Stacey, 2018 I am in the process of finalising a second edition of Teaching in a Digital...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 3. Supporting disadvantaged learners

This is the third post in a series on rethinking the purpose of online learning. In the first post, I discussed Ontario's strategy of...

Is the current use of video a step backwards in online learning?

The use of video There is evidence from the two national surveys of online learning in Canadian post-secondary education that video is increasingly being used...

Why is innovation in teaching in higher education so difficult? 3. Learning management systems

Reasons for using a Learning Management System I pointed out in my previous post that the LMS is a legacy system that can inhibit innovation...

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.