A few weeks ago we highlighted some of the Canadian presenters at the 2020 Digital Learning Annual Conference (see Get a sneak peek! DLAC 2020 sessions and presenters!).  Continuing our focus on the individual sessions today with…

The Union Experience: Examining Contract Language Related to E-Learning in Canada
Michael K. Barbour, Touro University California / Randy LaBonte, Canadian eLearning Network

While unions have historically been unsupportive and skeptical of K-12 online learning in the US, recently several unions have engaged in constructive collective bargaining with different virtual schools. Similarly, while teacher unions in Canada have had concerns about developments in online learning, they have also generally been supportive if they have felt conditions were appropriate. This poster describes a study exploring written provisions for the working conditions of teachers in Canada.