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Bridging the Digital Divide: 3: The Fundamentals of Inequality

Goldrick-Rab. S. et al. (2020) #RealCollege During the Pandemic The Hope Centre for College, Community and Justice Philadelphia: Temple University, June, pp. 22 This is the third post in a series of three about reports on the digital divide and online learning. The...

Bridging the Digital Dive: 2: Technology inequities and solutions

McKenzie, L. (2021) Bridging the Digital Divide: Lessons from Covid-19 Washington DC: Inside Higher Education, February 2, 27 pp This is the second post in a series of three about reports on the digital divide and online learning. The first...

Bridging the digital divide in higher education: 1: from a business perspective

Goldrick-Rab. S. et al. (2020) #RealCollege During the Pandemic The Hope Centre for College, Community and Justice Philadelphia: Temple University, June, pp. 22 Wasik, E. and Bray, M. (2020) Bridging the digital divide to engage students in higher education London:...

Resources to support special education students studying online

Continuing my theme of inequity arising from the switch from in-person to emergency remote learning, one group of children/students particularly affected are those with special needs. In the U.S. alone, 7.5 million students in special education are currently affected...

Stunning research on inequities of access to online learning in the USA

Figure 1. Percentage of children (ages 0–18 years) learning online whose parents reported that they had inadequate access to the Internet or a computer or other electronic device used for educational purposes in the fall 2020 school period (August...

A directory of 2,000+ open textbooks

BCcampus has just announced that it has added its own collection of open textbooks to the Pressbooks Directory. This directory provides an index of thousands of books published across dozens of Pressbooks networks around the world. Books can be searched by keywords,...

Tilting at windmills: two research studies on students’ views on Canadian universities’ responses to...

OCUFA (2020) OCUFA 2020 Study: COVID-19 and the Impact on University Life and Education Toronto ON, November HESA/The Strategic Counsel (2021) The Future of Learning: A Report from the Front Line Toronto ON: January 24 I am analysing here the results...

Five free keynotes on online learning for streaming into virtual conferences

Sleepless nights and global learning I received many requests last year to deliver keynotes into virtual conferences. These requests came from all around the world. Unfortunately though (unlike Toronto), Vancouver is not the centre of the universe, so often I...

Video conferencing systems and experiential learning

Correia, A.-P. et al (2020) Evaluating videoconferencing systems for the quality of the educational experience, Distance Education, Vol. 41, No. 4, November 2020 Purpose of the study This is an interesting comparison of the value of different contemporary videoconferencing systems for...

HESA’s survey of post-secondary student responses to learning during Covid-19

  Usher, A. and Sullivan, M. (2021) Examining Learning Experiences during Covid, One Thought to Start Your Day, Higher Education Strategy Associates, January 28. Higher Education Strategy Associates is a consultancy company that has recently completed a survey that looks at...

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.