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What should we be doing about online learning when social distancing ends?

Transitioning from panic to control Planning is a bit of a luxury in a crisis. You do triage until you can get back to normal. Also, no-one at the moment really knows when 'normal' will start again. What we can...

Webinar recording: From panic to peace of mind: transitioning to online learning

I had the privilege of delivering the first in a series of webinars organised by the European Distance Education Network (EDEN) on Education in Time of a Pandemic.  Webinar No. 1 The topic of 'From Panic to Peace of Mind: Transitioning...

Corona-virus and online learning in k-12 schools: my unadvice + excellent advice from elsewhere

I've not been blogging much because I've been a bit overwhelmed with work for obvious reasons the last month or so. However, I see the demand for my time flattening a bit - I just hope Covid-19 follows the...

デジタル時代の教育: Japanese version of Teaching in a Digital Age now available

With many thanks to Doug Strable (a graduate of Royal Roads University's Master of Arts in Learning and Technology now working in Japan), Professor Kenichi Kamiya of the Osaki Institute of Technology, and a team of Japanese volunteer translators,...

Advice to those about to teach online because of the corona-virus

  En español: Consejos para quienes están a punto de enseñar en línea debido al Coronavirus With the reports of more and more institutions closing campuses because of the corona-virus, and even those not closing advising their instructors to move their...

Online learning responsible for 10% of the UK economy – it is claimed

Glover, B. et al. (2020) The Learning Curve: How the UK is Harnessing the Potential of Online Learning London UK: Demos UK What is 'Demos UK'? Demos is a think tank based in the United Kingdom with a supposedly cross-party political...

Five new webinars based on Teaching in a Digital Age

I will be offering through Contact North five new webinars based on 'Teaching in a Digital Age': During the first 25 minutes of each interactive webinar, I will offer insights, practical advice and guidelines on the topic. The remaining 30...

Accessing translations of ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’

One unwelcome side-effect of doing a second edition is that the translations into the seven other different language versions (Chinese, Farsi, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese) were all done based on the first edition (2015) and have yet...

Canadian post-secondary enrolments: the role of online learning

Statistics Canada has published its latest report on student enrolments for the academic year 2017-2018. This coincides with the data from the latest report of the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association (CDLRA), which also covers the academic year 2017-2018. Results Statistics...

Brexit – now fixit

Yesterday was a very sad day for me - not just because Stephen Downes' cat has died, you have my sympathies, Stephen - but also because the United Kingdom has finally and completely exited the European Union. Since I emigrated...

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.