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What does ‘8% of Canadian post-secondary is online’ mean?

Studying at home: and saving the college money I've had one or two comments from people at presentations commenting that our recent finding from the 2018 national survey of online learning and distance education in Canadian post-secondary institutions that online...

Why Canada needs five new digital learning universities

Following the results from the recent national survey of online learning and distance education in Canadian universities and colleges, and also my work for Contact North's Pockets of Innovation project, I have come to the conclusion that there is...

New enrolment data for online learning in Canadian universities and colleges

Helped a great deal by Jeff Seaman of the Babson Survey Research Group, I have spent the last few weeks (when not on holiday in Portugal), crunching the data on online course enrolments from this year's national survey of...

First Nations art and dance, a new campus, and moving to sustainable open education:...

I apologise for the lack of blog posts these last couple of months. I have been busy analysing and writing up data on course enrolments for the national survey. I've now more or less finished this and will now...

New web site now live

You can see that with the help of MARSWorks Ltd and Contact North, my web site now has a new design. The old one was created in 2008 and has worked extremely well for me over the last 10...

Update on the 2018 national survey of online learning

The return of questionnaires for the 2018 national survey of online learning and distance education in Canadian universities and colleges is now closed. The data tables have been run and we are now writing up the results. We have had...

Welcome back and some news

Welcome back to all those who have been away on vacation and are just returning or have already returned to work. Here's what I will be working on over the next couple of months. The 2018 national survey of online...

Update on my web site re-design

Not very interesting, I'm afraid, but I have made some changes to the structure of my web site prior to a new graphics design, and I'd like readers to be aware of these changes. The aim has been to...

In memoriam: Ingeborg Bø

The used to say that distance educators never die, they just fade away, but alas, that is not true. Ingeborg, who was Director of the Norwegian Distance Education Association, a trustee of the International Council for Distance Education, and President...

Québec’s Téluq in trouble

Téluq (the Télé-université within the Université du Québec System) has for many years been a major provider of university-level distance education courses for francophones. Last Friday afternoon, the Québec Ministry of Higher Education reported that it was investigating compliance of...

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.