Friday, February 26, 2021

How can the Canadian federal government help the post-secondary system post-Covid19?

The most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' Ronald Reagan The Feds and post-secondary education in...

Re-defining online learning and distance education in 2020

This blog is almost 12 years old. I now have nearly 4,500 posts on the site. Many of the old posts are accessed frequently...

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...

Advice to those about to teach online because of the corona-virus

  En español: Consejos para quienes están a punto de enseñar en línea debido al Coronavirus With the reports of more and more institutions closing campuses...

Accessing translations of ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’

One unwelcome side-effect of doing a second edition is that the translations into the seven other different language versions (Chinese, Farsi, French, Portuguese, Spanish,...

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...

Book review: Open and Distance Education Theory Revisited

Jung, I. (ed.) Open and Distance Education Theory Revisited Singapore: Springer, 122 pp, US$44.99 (ePub issue); US$29.95 per chapter Why this book? This book, edited by...

Back to the Future: open pedagogy, learning design, and ETUG’s 25th anniversary conference

  Happy anniversary, ETUG! Last week I spent two days at the British Columbia Educational Technology Users' Group conference at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops. ETUG was...

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.