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Book review: Open and Distance Education Theory Revisited

Jung, I. (ed.) Open and Distance Education Theory Revisited Singapore: Springer, 122 pp, US$44.99 (ePub issue); US$29.95 per chapter Why this book? This book, edited by Insung Jung of the International Christian University, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan, is a collection of chapters...

So you want to be an educational technologist…….

About two or three times a month I get requests to meet or talk on the phone to someone who is looking for a career in online learning, educational technology or instructional design. I am always happy to give...

Back to the Future: open pedagogy, learning design, and ETUG’s 25th anniversary conference

  Happy anniversary, ETUG! Last week I spent two days at the British Columbia Educational Technology Users' Group conference at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops. ETUG was celebrating 25 years of existence, since it was established in 1994 through the merging of...

The Coming Crisis in Canadian Post-secondary Education: 3 – Some strategies for survival

The issue I have argued in earlier posts that universities and colleges (everywhere, not just Canada) need to move more quickly into digital learning for two separate but linked reasons: to develop the knowledge and skills needed in a digital...

The Coming Crisis in Canadian Post-secondary Education: 2 – The Canadian context

This is the second in a series of posts on this topic. The first post looked at external developments that will influence Canadian post-secondary education in the future. In this post, I focus particularly on the Canadian context. How digital...

The Coming Crisis in Canadian Post-secondary Education: 1 – External Developments

Where's the disruption? I don't normally get excited about talk of digital technology disrupting higher education, especially when that talk originates from south of the Canadian border. MOOCs are an interesting and useful development, but they have settled into a niche...

Regional report on online learning in the provinces of Atlantic Canada

Even though institutions are currently in the process of collecting and returning data for the 2019 survey of online learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions, we (the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association) are still working through some of the 2018...

What are the key online learning markets over the next few years?

Lomas, S. and Ashburn, E. (2019) The next wave of online education San Francisco CA: Entangled Solutions Schroeder, R. (2019) Plotting the Future of Your Online Program Inside Higher Education, May 15 New and changing markets The short (13 pages) paper by...

Online and problem-based learning: the Danish experience

Aalborg University and digital learning I have just completed a visit to my third Danish university (University of Copenhagen in 2004, Syddansk University in 2017, and now Aalborg University this week. I was also in Copenhagen in 2008 for a...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 5. Setting priorities

In the first four posts in this series I looked at the following possible reasons for online learning: Ontario’s strategy to use online learning to ease pressure on high schools using online learning to reduce the cost of higher...

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.