Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Third edition of Teaching at a Distance is now published

The third edition of Teaching in a Digital Age is now available from here: https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev3m/ I have exported in several formats and made it public....

British Columbia drafts a digital learning strategy for its post-secondary education sector

What is the intent? On June 8, 2022, the Digital Learning Advisory Committee (convened by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training)...

The perversion of the Internet: scraping and selling children’s data from ed tech tools

Human Rights Watch (2022) How Dare They Peep into My Private Life? New York: Human Rights Watch, May 25 The promise and the ideal I remember...

Analysing the pedagogical affordances of video

We WILL Fix Climate Change, United Nations (click on image to see video) I'm busy revising my online, open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age,...

Bridging the digital divide in online learning

Salman, J. (2022) How one city closed the digital divide for nearly all its students The Hechinger Report, April 14 This report shows what can...

The role of open universities post-Covid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OGoH1q4Kms Anadolu University Anadolu University in Turkey is nominated by the Turkish Higher Degree Act of 1981 as the national provider of distance education.  Enrollment in...

Defining quality and online learning

The issue Institutions are struggling to define online or digital learning for their students. In particular, students need to know whether a course requires attendance...

Book review: Teaching in the Post Covid-19 Era

Fayed, I. and Cummings, J. (2021) Teaching in the Post Covid 19 Era Springer: Cham, Switzerland, 764 pp This is a longish post - you...

Stephen Downes latest contribution to the theory of connectivism: an overview

Downes, S. (2022) Connectivism, Half an Hour, 9 February Stephen Downes has just published an article in his blog that: presents an overview of connectivism, offering...

Has online learning gone backwards because of the pandemic?

Back to the classroom model I was recently struck by a comment my former colleague Diana Laurillard made in a podcast for Mark Nichols' excellent...

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.