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Part-time research associate wanted for national survey of online learning

We (the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association - CDLRA) have almost completed all the work for the 2018 national survey of online learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions. The 2018 reports will be released next week and we are just beginning...

(Almost) free books on online learning

I did a big clear-out over the holiday period and found a whole batch of brand new printed copies of three of my books. One reason I moved to open publishing was because I ended up having to buy...

Advice requested on ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’

Welcome back, readers. I hope you had a great holiday break. Perhaps like you, I've been thinking about my plans for 2019. I was determined to retire when I was 75, so I could have time to write my swan...

2018 review: 21st century knowledge and skills

How to develop the knowledge and skills that learners will need in the 21st century was a growing topic of discussion not just in education but in the general media during 2018. As always, though, there is a good...

2018 review of online learning: open pedagogy

Sorry, folks - Christmas caught up to me faster than my blog writing. Still two more posts to do on 2018. I intended to do just one on pedagogical developments during 2018, but found I needed more space. Pedagogical developments...

2018 review of online learning: weak leadership

This is the fourth in my series reviewing developments in online learning in 2018. The first three were: AI and synchronous learning open universities and open technologies VR/AR and serious games Five factors driving the development of online learning There are...

Summary of the 2018 survey of online learning in Canadian colleges and universities

The Canadian Digital Learning Research Association has just finalised the results from the 2018 national survey. The full technical report has been completed in English and is being translated into French. A shorter, more concise public report is currently...

2018 Online Learning Review: Emerging technologies

This is the third of five posts reviewing developments in online learning during 2018. The first looked at AI and synchronous learning, and the second looked at open universities and open education. All are based on reflections of my...

2018 review: open universities and open education

Yesterday I reviewed developments in AI and synchronous learning during 2018, and rated them as follows: the hype factor (as the 'media' see it) what I think is the significance for online learning level of engagement about the topic...

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. In the end, my various activities did allow me to get a pretty good view...

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.