BIT 2015 – State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada

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BIT 2015 – State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada

The sixth session – and final one for today – that we are blogging at the Bring IT Together 2015 conference is:

State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada

by Michael K Barbour and Randy LaBonte

Over the past two decades, there has been little government, foundation, or private funding or higher education activity for the development of or research into K-12 online learning in Canada. Both of which have limited the focus and scope of education research into K-12 online learning. As such, K-12 online learning has continued to develop across Canada quietly, and with little dissemination outside of the country and between individual provinces. Over the past seven years, the State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada study has attempted to address this gap by examining of the regulation and activity of K-12 distance education in Canada. The session will describe the policies that govern and the level of activity of K-12 online learning in all thirteen provinces and territories, along with the various models that have developed across the country.

As this was our session, here are the slides…

By | 2017-05-19T01:50:44+00:00 November 5th, 2015|BIT, Conferences|

About the Author:

Michael K. Barbour is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University California. He has been involved with K-12 online learning in a variety of countries for well over a decade as a researcher, teacher, course designer and administrator. Michael's research focuses on the effective design, delivery and support of K-12 online learning, particularly for students located in rural jurisdictions.