The signature research project of the Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) is the annual State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada study undertaken by lead researcher Michael Barbour. The purpose of this comprehensive study is to examine the current state of all forms of K-12 e-learning (i.e., distance, online and blended learning) in Canada. This ongoing research study, which began in 2008, documents the state of Canadian K-12 distance, online and blended learning and proposes an agenda for further improvement of e-learning in Canada. The State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada study updates the provincial, territorial, and federal governance and activity of K-12 e-learning in each jurisdiction, along with providing vignettes to illustrate a variety of those individuals and programs providing these e-learning opportunities.
Central to CANeLearn’s work since 2014 has been the research and publication of the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada annual report. The print publication provides a comprehensive guide for those involved in the field of education who are interested in, or involved with, K-12 online learning. In addition to the printed report, the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada also maintains a project website, available at:.