Good morning and welcome to winter’s early start. Gone are the summer BBQs and days on the water; oh, and what is that jingling we are hearing again?
Now that we are past the rush of October conferences and counting down the weeks to the holidays, there are still a few professional learning events to consider in case you still have some PD money left. CANeLearn will be moderating a panel at the December 5-6 EdTech Summit in Vancouver/Coquitlam and will be at the 2nd annual DLAC in Austin (Feb.24-26) presenting and networking. The DL Symposium 2020 in Vancouver/Burnaby (Apr. 19-21) will feature a number of #CANeLearn members, board members, and researchers – announcements coming soon.
Michael Barbour, the principal researcher for CANeLearn, has written a series of blog posts published on the K-12 State of the Nation research website about Ontario’s e-learning policy announcement and mandated four e-learning course requirement:
Stay tuned for more on the role that e-learning is playing in policy and funding reforms going on in all provinces. Check out in News below highlights of BC’s review.
In the News
Welcome, Singular “They”
Call for Research Assistance
BC Funding Review
9th Annual Global Education Conference – Online
Future of Learning Forum
iNACOL is now Aurora Institute
Theme: Level Up Online Learning for Ontario: Experimentation and Impact
November 18-19th, Toronto ON – brought to you by eCampusOntario
The Future Of Education And Skills 2030
Dec 5-6 Centennial Secondary School, Coquitlam BC
February 24-26, 2020 – Austin TX
April 2-3, 2020 in Toronto
2020 Digital Learning Symposium
April 19-21 in Vancouver BC
Early bird group/member rates – $395/person!
One day registration for Sunday only…
OTESSA ~ Inaugural Conference!
Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association
May 31-June 2 in London ON
Clayton R. Wright List of EdTech Conferences via @Downes
Resources for the Digital Classroom
Quality Matters Presentation Series
Video presentation series from Quality Matters on topics including:
Integrating Indigenous Epistemologies and Pedagogies into Curriculum Design and Development
See the document for examples of activities posted here.
Accessibility Tips for Online Courses
The University of Washington has published a number of resources to support increasing access to online courses for learners. Some of the highlights include: