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Online learning and (k-12) schools: 6. Strengths and limitations of online learning in the...

This is the sixth in a series of posts on online learning in the (k-12) school sector. The first is: What needs to be done about online learning in the school sector? 1. An introduction. The second is: Online learning and (k-12) schools:...

Online learning and (k-12) schools: creating an appropriate culture of learning online

This is the fifth in a series of posts on online learning in the (k-12) school sector. The first is: What needs to be done about online learning in the school sector? 1. An introduction. The second is: Online learning and (k-12) schools:...

Online learning and (k-12) schools: the role of parents

This is the fourth in a series of posts on online learning in the (k-12) school sector. The first is: What needs to be done about online learning in the school sector? 1. An introduction. The second is: Online learning and...

Online learning and (k-12) schools: do we need a different curriculum for online learning?

This is the third in a series of posts on online learning in the (k-12) school sector. The first was What needs to be done about online learning in the school sector? 1. An introduction. The second was: Online learning and...

Online learning and (k-12) schools: 2. Technology and cost issues

This is the second in a series of posts on online learning in the (k-12) school sector. The first was What needs to be done about online learning in the school sector? 1. An introduction The problem of access One really...

What needs to be done about online learning in the school sector? 1. An...

The challenge On balance, although there are many shortcomings and issues, the post-secondary/higher education level has managed relatively well in finding alternatives to in-class teaching and moving most if not all teaching fully online. The k-12 systems though have not managed...

How to address the skills agenda in higher education: a German perspective

Ehlers, U-D. (2020) Future Skills: the future of learning and higher education Karlsruhe, Germany: Herstellung und Verlag, pp. 311 What is this book about? This free, open book has a very ambitious agenda: It asks the question how the university as an...

Developing digital literacy for a digital world: a Québec report

Conseil supérieur de l’éducation (2020). Éduquer au numérique, Rapport sur l’état et les besoins de l’éducation 2018-2020, Québec, Le Conseil, 96 p. In November, in the height of the pandemic, this very important report on digital education and literacy was...

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 the Association for Talent and Development have now made available video recordings of all the...

Why Maryam Tsegaye’s prizewinning video is so important for online learning: your challenge

In case you missed the news item in early December, Maryam Tsegaye, a 17 year old from Fort McMurray, Alberta, won the 2020 Breakthrough Junior Challenge with a three minute video on quantum tunnelling. This is no mean challenge,...

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.