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Online Learning and Distance Education Resources — Moderated by Tony Bates, Research Associate, Contact North | Contact Nord

Groundhog day in online learning? What’s different this time

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The pandemic grinds on I've entered 2022 with a sense of déjà vu. After nearly two years of Covid, it's like going back to the...

A Review of Online Learning in 2021

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2021: still bad but better In my review for 2020, I wrote 'Goodbye - and don't come back', a reaction to the horrible year caused...

Why we need some humility about online learning – and about face-to-face teaching

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Those of us who have been fighting to get online learning accepted over the last 20-25 years have argued strongly the merits of online...

Some recent videos on the future of online learning

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I'm listing here some of the recordings of recent presentations and webinars that include a good deal of input from faculty and/or graduate students. ________________________________________________________________________ 2021...

Staying Online: a new book by Robert Ubell

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Ubell, R. (2022) Staying Online: How to Navigate Digital Higher Education New York/London: Routledge, 180 pp This book was published on September 7, 2021, and...

Online learning, videoconferencing and energy consumption

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Azimzadehirani, M. (2021) Is effective online learning bad for the environment? University Affairs, August 23 This interesting article is as much about whether or not...

Virtualized or online learning? An explanation – and rationale – from Ryerson University

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The Chang School (2021) What's the difference between Online and Virtualized Learning? Toronto: Ryerson University, May 28. In an earlier post, The ‘not normal’ return...

The ‘not normal’ return to normal in September

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I have to admit that I'm getting somewhat freaked out by what I hear is happening in September as universities and colleges return to...

Study of British students’ digital experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic

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JISC (2021) Student digital experience insights survey 2020/21: Findings from UK higher education and further education (pulse 1: October-December 2020), 8 March 2021 This is...

Teaching large lecture classes online in the fall?

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Getting ready for the fall In many countries, including Canada, it is expected that most people will be vaccinated by September. Thus many students are...