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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 private networks, Inside Higher Ed, September 18: These two articles quite separately deal with a key...
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Online learning and international forestry: a webinar series

Are you interested in (or have been forced into) teaching forestry or related areas online? If so, the The Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation, is sponsoring an open virtual conference series on online teaching and learning to...
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MOOCs and online degrees continue to grow worldwide

Rindlisbacher, C. (2020) The 100 Most Popular Courses During the Pandemic Class Central MOOC Report, 29 June Shah, D. (2020) 50+ UGC Approved Online Degrees from India’s Top Universities Class Central MOOC Report, 12 July Shah, D. (2020) By the Numbers: MOOCs During...

Innovation and on-line and digital learning: five myths, five barriers, and five strategies

Morriss-Olson, M. (2020) 5 Destructive Myths about Innovation Gray Associates, August 4 There is an awful lot of nonsense talked about innovation and how to make it happen (particularly but not exclusively by governments), so I was very pleased to...

The role of Centres for Teaching and Learning during Covid-19 – and beyond

Naffi, N. (2020) Disruption in and by Centres for Teaching and Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leading the Future of Higher Ed Québec City: L'Observatoire Internationale sur les Impacts Sociétaux de l'IA et du Numerique and the Government of...

Lessons from Stanford University’s move to remote learning

Bliss, C. (2020) Stanford makes strides to improve online learning in pandemic environment, Stanford News, August 17 Stanford University received responses from 6,000 of their students (response rate just under 40%) to identify the main obstacles students encountered during the...

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 Canada My question in the title will be answered by many as: 'Do nothing', not only...

Research reports on Covid-19 and emergency remote learning/online learning

We are now beginning to see a flurry of research on emergency remote learning. Most published research to date is of the quick-and-dirty kind: how did students, faculty and administrators react and what are they expecting in the future? We...

Happy vacations, everyone! And a reflection on online learning during Covid-19

The need for a break I am hoping that you will be taking a well-earned break soon. It's been clear to me that almost without exception, instructors, administrators and support staff have been working their socks off since early March,...

Designing hybrid learning in a Covid-19 era: a video of my presentation to CiCan...

I had the privilege on June 12 to give a 37 minute Zoom presentation and discussion to members of Colleges and Institutes Canada, a national organization to which nearly all colleges and some universities in Canada belong. I was asked...

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.