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Exchange with Faculty, Instructors, Instructional Designers, Administrators and Practitioners Engaged in Online Teaching and Learning

From March to May 2020, join Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate Dr. Tony Bates for a series of five 1-hour webinars via Adobe Connect. 

The five webinars cover respectively: (a) using online learning to develop new skills; (b) deciding on the right mix of online and face-to-face teaching; (c) choosing appropriate media and technology; (d) appropriate use of immersive technologies; and (e) artificial intelligence and learning analytics in higher education.

During the first 25 minutes of each interactive webinar, Dr. Bates offers insights, practical advice and guidelines on the topic. The remaining 30 minutes is a moderated question and answer and discussion session with Dr. Bates.




Leveraging Online Learning Not Only to Increase Access but Also to Develop New Skills

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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Deciding on the Right Mix of Online and Face-to-Face Teaching and the Implications for Course Design and Campus Spaces

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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Choosing a Technology that Makes a Difference to Learning - Getting Past the Hype

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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Leveraging the Opportunities and Addressing the Challenges of Immersive Technologies - The Promise of "Reality-Like" Experiences

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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What are the Myths, Realities and Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Learning Analytics?

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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Dr. Tony Bates
Contact North I Contact Nord Research Associate

Dr. Tony Bates is the author of 12 books including his latest, a free, open online textbook for faculty and instructors, called Teaching in a Digital Age, which has been downloaded over 200,000 times since its publication in April 2015. The textbook was translated into ten languages. 

His portal ‘Online learning and distance education resources‘ has nearly 2,500 posts, over 3,000 ‘followers’, and receives over 30,000 visits a month.

His research groups published over 350 papers in the area of distance education and the use of technology for teaching.

Dr. Bates pioneered the Canadian National Online and Digital Learning Survey.

He’s also worked as an international consultant specializing in training in the planning and management of online learning and distance education, working with over 40 organizations in 25 countries.


Visit teachonline.ca today and see why more than 250,000 faculty and instructors, administrators, technology providers, and policymakers from across Ontario and around the world use the resources available from the portal. 

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