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Quality and equity in digital learning: a policy brief from the Commonwealth of Learning

Commonwealth of Learning (2021) Quality and equity in digital learning: a policy brief Burnaby BC: Commonwealth of Learning About the policy brief The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to promote the development...

Special Pandemic Issue of the Journal ‘Online Learning’ Part 2: A Pandemic of Busywork

Motz, B.A., Quick, J.D., Wernert, J.A., & Miles, T.A. (2021). A pandemic of busywork: Increased online coursework following the transition to remote instruction is associated with reduced academic achievement. Online Learning, Vol. 25, No. 1. Topic I found this one of...

Special Issue of Online Learning Journal on the COVID-19 Emergency Transition to Remote Learning:...

The Online Learning journal Still catching up on important publications. This one came out in March 2021. The Online Learning Consortium has been publishing a journal, Online Learning, for 25 years. Its 25th anniversary edition is a special edition on...

UBC’s pivot to emergency remote teaching and learning: a research report

Bartolic, S. and Guppy, N. (2021) UBC’s Pivot to Emergency Remote Teaching and Learning: Perspectives on the Transition at the Vancouver Campus Vancouver BC: University of British Columbia About the report The University of British Columbia is one of Canada's most...

Understanding microcredentials: a report from HEQCO

Pichette, J., Brumwell, S., Rizk, J., Han, S. (2021) Making Sense of Microcredentials. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Back to blogging It's now two weeks since my knee replacement operation, and I'm off the painkillers, so although the recovery...

Interruption to service: no new posts for a short time

Service interruption I was unable to do very few blog posts this past month or so. This was partly because of required technical work at the backend of the site that made it difficult for me to post new items,...

U.S. students respond well to emergency remote learning

Cengage (2021) Digital Learning Pulse Survey: Pandemic Era Report Card Independence KY: Cengage, April 27 Note: this is in the form of an Infographic: it is NOT a full research report. What is the study about? The Digital Learning Pulse Survey is...

Digital Learning in Canadian Higher Education in 2020: CDLRA report

Johnson, N. (2021) Digital Learning in Canadian Higher Education in 2020: National Report Canadian Digital Learning Research Association: Halifax (francophone version will be available from May 4). Declaration of interest I am the Chair of the Board for the organisation that...

OECD report on the state of school education one year into the pandemic

OECD (2021) The state of school education: one year into the Covid pandemic Paris, France: OECD, pp. 50 The crisis has revealed the enormous potential for innovation that is dormant in many education systems, which often remain dominated by...

A self-paced online course for school (k-12) teachers about teaching online

Who created the course? BlendEd is a teacher-organised program that offers free professional development and resources for teachers to support blended learning pedagogy. Based in London, England. BlendEd is run by the London Connected Learning Centre. Who designed the course? The Connected...

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.