Thursday, May 6, 2021

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...

Online learning and (k-12) schools: 2. Technology and cost issues

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

Recordings of Contact North/ATD’s Learning and Technology Conference now available

The conference I'm still catching up on all the posts I meant to write during 2020 but have been too busy to do.  Contact North and...

Why Maryam Tsegaye’s prizewinning video is so important for online learning: your challenge

In case you missed the news item in early December, Maryam Tsegaye, a 17 year old from Fort McMurray, Alberta, won the 2020 Breakthrough...

Why Maryam Tsegaye’s prizewinning video is so important for online learning: my 12 reasons

The main reason this video is so important for online learning is that Maryam demonstrates so well many of the educational affordances of video,...

Why sex is more fun than swotting: further discussion on asynchronous vs synchronous learning

Binary thinking There are two kinds of people: those who divide people into two groups; and those who don't. Both humans and computers seem more...

Is this the future of online learning?

Rosen, K. (2020) 2020: Lost Year of Schooling or Year One in a New Era of Education? Attention FWD, November 12 I found this an...

10 Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World from Covid-19 for Canadian universities and colleges

2020: Resilience and adaptability “Canada responded amazingly well to the challenge of adapting to an existential threat to its post-secondary education system. The system...

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...

Video of discussion of impact of Covid-19 on online learning

The MALAT program Royal Roads University runs an excellent Master of Arts in Learning and Technology (MALAT). This program is the first master of arts...

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.