Sunday, June 13, 2021

Online learning and (k-12) schools: the role of parents

This is the fourth in a series of posts on online learning in the (k-12) school sector. The first is: 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,...

The Learning and Training Conference December 8-9

Just a reminder that the Learning and Training Conference 2020 is still accepting registrations (click on the above image for more details). Although, together with...

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...

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...

Post-Pandemic Lesson 5. COVID-19 resulted in innovative teaching, but will it stick?

This is the fifth of 10 Lessons from a Post-Pandemic World. For the other nine, click here. “…we need to take a more holistic approach,...

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.