Saturday, December 5, 2020

Defining blended learning: Farmer’s theory-based models

Farmer, H. (2020) 6 Models for Blended Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Course Delivery, EDUCAUSE Review, 18 August Multiple models I have argued elsewhere that blended learning...

What is the difference between competencies, skills and learning outcomes – and does it...

Bumping into neighbours outside a branch public library can sometimes stimulate a lot of thought. I ran into a fellow consultant (our neighbourhood is...

Another survey of student responses to emergency remote learning

Wise, A. F. & Bergner, Y. (2020) College in the Time of Corona: Spring 2020 Student Survey New York, NY: NYU-LEARN. This is another 'quick-and-dirty' survey...

Arizona State to offer a VR experience for Introductory Biology

Schaffhauser, D. (2020) Arizona State Partnership to Embed VR into Intro Biology Courses, Campus Technology, 7 October Here is another application of VR to add...
Mobile app of Soil Elevation from Soil Sciences, UBC

Online learning and international forestry: a webinar series

Are you interested in (or have been forced into) teaching forestry or related areas online? If so, the The Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management...
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MOOCs and online degrees continue to grow worldwide

Rindlisbacher, C. (2020) The 100 Most Popular Courses During the Pandemic Class Central MOOC Report, 29 June Shah, D. (2020) 50+ UGC Approved Online Degrees from India’s...

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...

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

We are now beginning to see a flurry of research on emergency remote learning. Most published research to date is of the quick-and-dirty kind:...

Happy vacations, everyone! And a reflection on online learning during Covid-19

The need for a break I am hoping that you will be taking a well-earned break soon. It's been clear to me that almost without...

Designing hybrid learning in a Covid-19 era: a video of my presentation to CiCan...

I had the privilege on June 12 to give a 37 minute Zoom presentation and discussion to members of Colleges and Institutes Canada, a...

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.