April Newsletter

Featured Events

The 2017 CANeLearn Symposium (& BC DL Conference)

Save the Dates: April 5-8, 2017

Join us one year from now at Vancouver’s Westin Bayshore Resort ~ Gateway to downtown & Stanley Park, for CANeLearn’s inaugural annual symposium!  Watch for more information coming about keynote, call for proposals and registration.


blendED 2016: October 23-25, 2016

The blendED 2016 Symposium Call for Proposals is now open!

April 20 – 2:00 pm Eastern — Login: Palliser Collaborate Room

  • Getting Online – Online course orientation – Keith Harrison
    • A guide establishing the need for and skills necessary to build an introductory online course for students starting online and blended learning. We will demonstrate our introductory course, Com 1255, and discuss the goals, problems and solutions we have found. We will be facilitating an interactive discussion about how to build an introductory course for individual development.

Stay Connected!

In the news…

Worth a quick look…

How to Add the Human Element to Online Learning

Design considerations of online vs. classroom

New WCET Distance Ed Enrollment Report

  • US-based report highlighting differences in distance education enrollments by sector, graduate vs. undergraduate study, student location, and by the number of institutions educating students at a distance
  • Intent is to enlighten readers about the current state of the industry through graphs, data tables, observations, and commentary based on our insights.
  • WCET Frontiers Blog (

Personalized Learning vs. Adaptive Learning ~ Blog post by Michael Feldstein

25 Great YouTube Channels for Blended Learning

Upcoming Events

The 2017 CANeLearn Symposium (& BC DL Conference)

  • April 5-8, 2017
  • Vancouver’s Westin Bayshore Resort: Gateway to Vancouver’s downtown & Stanley Park

blendED 2016: Alberta’s Blended and Online Symposium

  • October 23 – 25, 2016
  • Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, Edmonton AB

Other webinar and PD events, including URL/locations, can be found on our Online Webinars page here or our Google PD Calendar here.

Of interest…

Innovating Pedagogy

  • UK log post on series of reports exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation