Friday, July 30, 2021

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

A review of AI and synchronous online learning in 2018

Although I'm trying to retire, or at least ease up a little, 2018 turned out to be a really busy work year for me....

Some comments on synchronous online learning technologies

Last week was a week of synchronous online sessions for me. I did 'virtual' keynotes into conferences in Tehran, Iran, and Beirut, the Lebanon, as...

Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age: key takeaways

I have now completed and published Chapter 11, 'Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age', for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital...

A brief history of online learning

Lepi, K. (2012) Who actually started online education? Edudemic, November 12 No - it wasn't Sebastian Thrun or Daphne Koller or any of the other...

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.