Series 3 Episode 8: Remote Learning as a Strategy for Coping with a New World of Work

By Mr. Tony Bates/ 17-Nov-2020

About the episode

This short podcast sets out the demands of the new world of work in terms of knowledge and skills, and suggests ways in which remote learning can help meet these requirements

Episode Speaker


Mr. Tony Bates

Senior Advisor
Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University, Toronto

Speaker's Profile

Tony Bates is a Senior Advisor at the Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University, Toronto and is also a Research Associate at Contact North, Ontario. He is currently Chair of the Board of the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association.

He was a founding staff member of the British Open University, becoming a full professor in educational media research. In 1989, he became Executive Director, Strategic Planning and Information Technology at the Open Learning Agency, Vancouver. From 1995 to 2003 he was Director of Distance Education and Technology at UBC. He has worked as a consultant in the design and management of online and distance learning in over 40 countries.

He is the author of twelve books, including his latest online, open textbook for faculty and instructors, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’, which has been downloaded over 500,000 times and translated into ten languages.