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Navigate (powered by NIDES)

In 2012, North Island Distance Education School (NIDES) migrated away from its correspondence school roots to embrace a student-centric blended learning model.  The new model, Navigate, launched several unique programs that use flexible and personalized learning approaches available through distributed learning online and evolving curriculum and instructional practices, providing teachers the freedom to structure time differently, enabling a student-centred design to come to fruition.

Navigate has continued its history of innovation and was awarded the 2014 iNACOL Innovative Blended and Online Learning Practice Award (, which recognizes learning practices, new research and individual achievements in the field of blended and online learning.

Read more about Navigate here

Palliser Beyond Borders ( was established in January 2014.  Palliser Beyond Borders is the core of the online and outreach programs for the Palliser School Division.  Palliser has been a strong supporter of CANeLearn and provided links to resources to help teachers and students transition to online learning.  Click here to read more and find links to shared resources…

Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC provides distance and distributed learning services to over 40,000 primary and secondary students in over 700 communities, 60% of which are in rural Alberta.  ADLC has been a key contributor to our Canadian eLearning Network as a founding and large organization member, and has been active in supporting CANeLearn research and professional learning opportunities.   Click here to read more and find links to shared resources…

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