Friday, December 4, 2020

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...

New podcast on the future of online learning and higher education post-Covid 19

Mark Nichols is developing a very useful and interesting series of podcasts called Leaders and Legends of Online Learning.  I was the first person Mark...

Five webinar recordings on the myths and realities of online learning now publicly available

About the webinars Contact North has now made publicly available recordings of the five webinars on the Myths, Realities, Opportunities and Challenges of Online Learning...

Second edition of Teaching in a Digital Age now published

The second edition of Teaching in a Digital Age is now available at https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev2/ The first edition was published in 2015. The second edition is...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 4. Developing skills for a digital society

This series is turning out to be longer than I initially anticipated. In the first three posts I looked at the following possible reasons...

2018 Online Learning Review: Emerging technologies

This is the third of five posts reviewing developments in online learning during 2018. The first looked at AI and synchronous learning, and the...

Update on the 2018 national survey of online learning

The return of questionnaires for the 2018 national survey of online learning and distance education in Canadian universities and colleges is now closed. The...

More developments in teaching science online

Matthews, D. (2018) Scepticism over Google plan to replace labs with virtual reality, Times Higher Education, June 7 The Harvard Gazette (2018) Virtual lab to extend reach...

How serious should we be about serious games in online learning?

In the 2017 national survey of online learning in post-secondary education, and indeed in the Pockets of Innovation project, serious games were hardly mentioned...

Open and remote labs from the UK Open University

On my recent visit to the UK Open University, I had the privilege of a guided tour of the Open University's remote labs. These...

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.