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CANeLearn Research Update

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CANeLearn Research Update & Invitation

We are pleased to announce new and upcoming research on K12 online learning:

  • Pandemic Pedagogy in Canada – Lessons from the First 18 Months (WEBINAR);
  • Cross-Canada expansion of the Design Principles – you are invited;
  • Remote Learning – how did we fare? – study of satisfaction and achievement; and
  • Post-pandemic policy and practice – implications for online learning’s future.

Click here to add your voice to refining the Design Principles for quality online learning.

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We invite you to add your voice to refining the Design Principles for quality online learning.

The Design Principles were developed with BC teachers and we are now expanding this study across Canada.  Our goal is to use the principles to inform online learning quality and our analysis of the Pandemic Pedagogy Series (the latest report was just published and can also be found on the CANeLearn research projects page).


 

Upcoming Research

Remote Learning – how did we fare?

  • CANeLearn is planning a study of satisfaction and achievement in selected jurisdictions across Canada during the pandemic;
  • We hope to determine where successful practices were used and what measures of success were found; and
  • To learn where gaps and challenges occurred.

Post-pandemic policy and practice – implications for online learning’s future.

  • CANeLearn is planning a publication that will analyze the policy decisions made in jurisdictions across Canada and their impact; and
  • From the analysis, we will discuss implications for the future of K12 online learning and its quality.

 

Get the latest in CANeLearn Research at the 19th Annual Digitial Learning Symposium

April 6-8 in Vancouver!

We will be sharing all our new research results at the 19th Annual Digitial Learning Symposium – a return to in-person learning at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre!   We hope you can join us in Vancouver as we enjoy the west coast’s transition of seasons amidst spring blossoms.  Plan to stay longer in Vancouver as our preferred hotel rate has been extended both before and after our April 6-8 event dates.

Early bird registration is still available!
Call for proposals – Share with others
 

Book your hotel room at the 2020 rate – $185!
Rate is available before and after the event

 

 

Below are the eight principles from the initial BC study, please see the full publication available here for a detailed analysis. 

 

Please add your voice and help us refine the principles!

Principle 1 – Access is needed to models of good learning and teaching with exemplars and a hub of curated resources and materials to support those models.

Principle 2 – As COVID-19 showed us contexts change, and education works when it is flexible, responsive, and open to change.  Educators need timely supports, including professional development, wellness, community, technology, resources, and materials to be flexible, responsive, and open to change.  Supports must reflect educators’ career cycles, contexts.

Principle 3 – Educators and families need to develop a deep understanding of the importance of engagement and how to foster and encourage it in learning and teaching.

Principle 4 – Educators and families need to develop a deep understanding of ways to enhance relationships that are academic and intellectual, including creative and social activities.

Principle 5 – Recognizing that technologies are the enablers of online learning and teaching, tech support is essential for all within the system.  Technologies include hardware, software, access, and require attention to future trends and directions.  Technologies inform models of good learning and teaching but do not dictate them.

Principle 6 – Intentional professional preparation is needed for educators and administrators for the specific realities of online learning that include post-secondary degrees, certificates, micro-credentials, etc.  Mentorship is important and needs to be recognized and intentional as part of professional preparation.

Principle 7 – Research is needed that is timely, strategic, focused, and used to Inform policy and practice. This will help to honour online learning as a field of study and add respectability.

Principle 8 – There is a need for system-level focus on wellness, ergonomics, well being for students, teachers, families, and extended families.

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