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Regional report on online learning in the provinces of Atlantic Canada

Even though institutions are currently in the process of collecting and returning data for the 2019 survey of online learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions, we (the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association) are still working through some of the 2018...

What are the key online learning markets over the next few years?

Lomas, S. and Ashburn, E. (2019) The next wave of online education San Francisco CA: Entangled Solutions Schroeder, R. (2019) Plotting the Future of Your Online Program Inside Higher Education, May 15 New and changing markets The short (13 pages) paper by...

Online and problem-based learning: the Danish experience

Aalborg University and digital learning I have just completed a visit to my third Danish university (University of Copenhagen in 2004, Syddansk University in 2017, and now Aalborg University this week. I was also in Copenhagen in 2008 for a...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 5. Setting priorities

In the first four posts in this series I looked at the following possible reasons for online learning: Ontario’s strategy to use online learning to ease pressure on high schools using online learning to reduce the cost of higher...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 4. Developing skills for a digital society

This series is turning out to be longer than I initially anticipated. In the first three posts I looked at the following possible reasons for online learning: Ontario's strategy to use online learning to ease pressure on high schools ...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 3. Supporting disadvantaged learners

This is the third post in a series on rethinking the purpose of online learning. In the first post, I discussed Ontario's strategy of making it mandatory to take four high school courses/credits online. In the second, I examined...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 2. Using online learning to reduce the costs...

This is the second of three posts examining the purpose of online and digital learning. In the first post I looked at the government of Ontario's strategy to require high school students to take four of their 30 credits...

Rethinking the purpose of online learning: 1. Ontario’s k-12 initiative

What is the purpose of online learning? Online learning has been hitting the headlines recently: the Ontario government requiring every high school student to take four online courses out of the 30 high school credits required for an Ontario high...

The Open University is 50 years old today

BBC (2019) Open University: Photos Issued to Mark 50th Anniversary, April 17 My personal story The British Open University received its charter on April 23, 1969. I joined the OU as a research officer at the end of August, 1969. I...

Ontario: leading Canada in online learning

A couple of months ago, the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association (CDLRA) provided eCampus Ontario, one of the survey's main sponsors, with a regional report on the survey results for Ontario. This report is now available for downloading from...

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.