Thursday, October 21, 2021

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...

Post-Pandemic Lesson 7. More attention is being paid to online access and equity

This is the seventh of 10 Lessons from a Post-Pandemic World. For the other nine, click here. “Every institution needs a strategy to support students...

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...

Network security, international students and online learning

Lohrmann, D. (2020) Online learning still struggles - especially with security, government technology, September 20 Eckhart, B. (2020) To use or not to use virtual...

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

Post last up-dated: 9 June, 2021 Since March 2020, there has been a flurry of research on emergency remote learning. Most published research up to...

What have we learned from Covid-19 about the limitations of online learning – and...

Being realistic about the strengths and weaknesses of online learning I have spent a good part of my career defending and promoting online learning and...

Enabling access to online learning for the poor

  Collis, V. and Vegas, E. (2020) Unequally disconnected: access to online learning in the US Brookings Institute Education plus Development, June 22 This blog post...

Equity and online learning: practical design steps

Sator, A. and Williams, H. (2020) Removing Barriers to Online Learning Through a Teaching and Learning Lens Victoria BC: BCcampus/ABLE Research Consultants Equity and online...

Online learning and Covid-19: Internet coverage in Canada

Policy Many commentators have raised the question of inequity due to lack of Internet coverage. So what actually is the coverage like in Canada? According to...

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.