Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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...

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...

Two successful approaches to moving on-campus courses online due to Covid-19

Schaffhauser, D. (2020) Distance Learning Ramp-up: A Strategic View Campus Technology, April 23  Phelps, J. (2020) SNHU to cut tuition from $31,000 to $10,000, revamp...

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...

Corona-virus and online learning in k-12 schools: my unadvice + excellent advice from elsewhere

I've not been blogging much because I've been a bit overwhelmed with work for obvious reasons the last month or so. However, I see...

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...

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...

(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....

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.