Despite Spring’s official arrival, it seems the peace of warm solitude is not on most Canadian’s horizon for some time yet… We hope the damage from floods and winter’s last grasp has minimal impact on you and yours.
This issue highlights research, news, and commentary on e-learning based on the recent policy announcement in Ontario and the new DLAC group and its inaugural conference – plus highlights from April’s DLsymp19. Pay it forward – Pass it on!
Saskatchewan IT Summit
More info at http://www.boltt.ca/ottawa-spring-conference/
blendED 2019: Alberta Blended & Online Learning
Missed the CANeLearn – BC Partners Symposium?
Save the date! February 24-26, 2020 – Austin TX
In the News
Ontario to require 4 e-learning credits for secondary students
CANeLearn posted a series of blog entries in relation to the Education that Works for You – Modernizing Classrooms – a proposed policy from the Ontario government. Specific to e-learning the proposal calls for the centralization of delivery and the requirement that four of the 30 high school credits be via e-learning for all secondary students.
The announcement sparked considerable discussion and debate in both main-stream and social media channels. Unfortunately, a lot of the commentary included many discredited myths, misinformation, and pitted e-learning against classroom-based learning.
Digital Learning Collaborative: Snapshot 2019
EdTech Innovation in Online Education
Connecting to success: Technology in Ontario schools
A report based on the People for Education‘s annual survey that focuses on the use of technology in schools that found:
2019 Horizon Report (Post-sec)
Worth a look…
Blended isn’t just about online learning—it’s making space for real-world relationships
Alberta Education: Online Learning Website & Resources
Must-Read Books on Online Learning from teachonline.ca
Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education
From the Digital Learning Collaborative’s John Watson
Journal of Online Learning Research – March 2019
From the MVLRI Research Clearinghouse k12onlineresearch.org
OLTD/MEDL Major Project and Process Papers
Adventures in Archives
2018 BOLTT (Bringing Online Teachers Together) Conference
Links to Padlet curations here: http://www.boltt.ca/toronto-fall-conference/toronto-schedule/
Open Education Week 2019
Check out recordings from the March Open Education Week here
CCC Digital Learning Day
Links to archives from the February 2019 online event here