Monday, March 8, 2021

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.