Welcome to January CANeLearn News.
Long gone are the thoughts for many of us of the warm waters of a vacation. If you were lucky enough to be somewhere similar pinch yourself!
This newsletter, the first for 2019, highlights several events of interest, links to news and announcements, along with a short list of research and articles relevant to leaders and practitioners of blended and online learning.
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K-12 Open Conference (online – free!)
- A Virtual, Free K-12 Open Educational Resources PD
- Friday, Jan. 25, hosted online by Athabasca University
- Program details & registration at OpenCon2019
DLAC Early Bird Registration Ending Soon!
CCC Digital Learning Day – Online Feb. 28
CNIE Conference 2019 – Making Waves: Educational Disruptions and Transformations
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In the News
EduCause – Best of 2018
- A look at the most-read and most-watched EDUCAUSE Review blogs and videos in 2018
- Check it out here
A Picture is Worth 1000 Words
- Modules privately posted on YouTube about video integration at the enterprise level.
- Originally presented as a workshop at CESBA 2018 conference, they are available to CANeLearn subscribed members.
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- Check out the vidoes here
State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada Updates
- The 2018 edition of the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada study is complete
- Provincial, Territorial and Federal Profiles Updates
- New issue papers & vignettes
- French version released also!
- Check http://k12sotn.ca/
Steve Dotto’s Tech Toolkit
eCampusOntario Open Access MOOC – from @dougpete
- An An Interview with Terry Greene
- Terry Greene is a “Program Manager for @eCampusOntario working at the traffic circle of learning, tech, and open education.” Terry’s online personality wavers between very serious and not so serious but he’s always interesting.
- Check out Ontario Extend’s open MOOC now open! Info here
Online Learning Research – from the OLC
Online Learning Initiatives in Alberta – from the ATA
- Classrooms in Alberta are increasingly defined by more diverse and complex student populations. As this complexity grows, teachers and principals are exploring a variety of new ways to meet the many needs of today’s more inclusive classrooms. Among the many ways Alberta teachers are looking to support our more complex student populations are a variety of online education initiatives that range from software programs to digital classroom platforms used in blended learning environments, to fully online courses.
- Authored by Terry Anderson and Donald McPherson
- Read more here…
Special Issue: Instructional Design in K-12 Online and Blended Learning Environments
- From Christopher Rozitis, Vancouver Learning Network; University of British Columbia, Canada ; Krista Tomaselli, Michigan Virtual, United States ; Khendum Gyabak, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, United States
- This introduction provides an overview of the special issue on instructional design in K-12 online and blended learning environments.
- Find the issue here…
From Contact North: Top 10 Wish List for 2019
- To be clear, Contact North | Contact Nord’s Top Ten Wish List for Online Learning in 2019 is not predictions – it contains “wishes” for online learning in 2019. A “wish” is the desire, the hope and the aspiration that something will happen. The wishes Contact North I Contact Nord lists here are focused on what really matters: students, their experience and their success and what helps more students succeed in their learning journey.
- Click here for the full list…
OLTD/MEDL Major Project and Process Papers
- Recent Masters papers on topics related to blended and online learning from Vancouver Island University
- Read more here…
Adventures in Archives
2017 Leadership Summit
Check out presentations, curated documents & video recordings!
2018 BOLTT (Bringing Online Teachers Together) Conference
Check out links to Padlet’s used to curate all the resources and presentatons: http://www.boltt.ca/toronto-fall-conference/toronto-schedule/
blendED 2019: Alberta’s Blended & Online Learning Symposium
Check out the 2018 action and dates for up-coming October 2019 program
Video Archive of Selected Presentations from 2017:
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