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The Blog of John Baker

This is my personal blog that looks at the future of learning and skills – featuring some of the world’s leading thinkers in education and business.

What a Year: 5 Things I’m Grateful For

Looking back at this past year—and the year before it—it would be tempting to dwell on the pandemic-related adversity we’ve all endured. I’d rather focus on the myriad of ways that education has lifted us all up.

Accessibility by Design

At D2L, accessibility happens by design. It’s a purposeful, inclusive design practice throughout our product development cycle, and it stems from our shared passion to transform the way the world learns.

The D2L Family is expanding – and we’re ready to take on bigger challenges

You may have heard the exciting news that D2L is now a public company. This is an exciting milestone — it will mark the end of the beginning and the start of our next chapter of enabling the future of work and learning.

Changing the World in a Changing World

What happens when the world changes so fast that we struggle to keep up? For many institutions mandates have shifted from leading change to surviving it.

Don’t Learn to Swim in a Flood: How One University Dealt with the COVID-19 Crisis

Today’s schools—no matter where they are in their own journey—need to create resiliency and sustainability.

D2L Sweeps Awards in 2020

For many of us, 2020 was a tough year, but as a D2Ler, it’s gratifying to end it on a high note with the recognition that you made a difference.

Growing Our Future Talent Today

Goldy Hyder of the Business Council of Canada discusses where we’ve been, where we are now and where we’re headed – as an economy and a society.

Arming You With the Right Information—Presenting D2L’s Complimentary Course on COVID-19

We’ve created a free science-based online course on COVID-19 for anyone who wants to learn about the pandemic, its risks, and how to effectively manage them.