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What have we learned from Covid-19 about the limitations of online learning – and the implications for the fall??

5 Julio, 2020 - 02:04
Being realistic about the strengths and weaknesses of online learning I have spent a good part of my career defending and promoting online learning and it would certainly appear that with Covid-19 and the pivot to emergency remote learning with everyone having to move their teaching online, online learning’s time has come. And indeed I […]

Re-defining online learning and distance education in 2020

1 Julio, 2020 - 01:42
This blog is almost 12 years old. I now have nearly 4,500 posts on the site. Many of the old posts are accessed frequently even today. However, some of them have been there since 2008, and in this field 12 years is a long time. As a result, I’m going back to some of the […]

The NEW, new normal: an interview for CBCRadio on the future of universities post-Covid-19

27 Junio, 2020 - 00:02
One of my favourite radio  programs is CBC Radio’s Spark, with Norah Young. Each week Spark presents the latest in technology and culture.  The next edition of the program, to be broadcast on CBC Radio 1 at 1.00 pm on Sunday (28 June) and Wednesday (1 July) at 2.00 pm, contains a 20 minute interview […]

From UBC: an open access resource for teaching online

26 Junio, 2020 - 01:27
The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at the University of British Columbia has launched the Online Teaching Program (OTP) to help faculty adapt courses for an online environment and to prepare to teach online. The program consists of: a course with self-paced modules in Canvas, online workshops with experiential learning opportunities, and one-on-one consultation […]

Enabling access to online learning for the poor

24 Junio, 2020 - 01:09
  Collis, V. and Vegas, E. (2020) Unequally disconnected: access to online learning in the US Brookings Institute Education plus Development, June 22 This blog post is based on another study pointing out that poor people are less likely to have access to the digital equipment needed to study online. The post is based on […]