[REPOST] National Overview: Types of Programs

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[REPOST] National Overview: Types of Programs

We noticed that the researchers at the CANeLearn-partnered State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada project posted this announcement yesterday.


Ten years following the publication of the first State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada report, there continues to be a great deal of consistency in types of K-12 distance and online learning programs that exist throughout the country.


Single provincial program
Primarily district-based programs
Combination of provincial and district-based programs
Use online learning programs from other provinces

Students from all thirteen provinces and territories continue to participate in K-12 distance, online, and blended learning opportunities. Most jurisdictions continue to have either primarily district-based programs or district-based programs and provincial programs. The exception to this trend is in Atlantic Canada and Northern Canada. In Atlantic Canada the dominant model is the use of a single province-wide program; with the exception of Prince Edward Island, which does not have any distance or online learning program. All of the Canadian territories utilized distance and/or online learning programs from southern provinces, while the Yukon and Northwest Territories are both developing their own internal pilot programs.

By |2018-01-23T13:06:11+00:00January 25th, 2018|Research, State of the Nation|

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.