In his keynote, Joe will provide an overview of lessons from Michigan applicable in Ontario and provide six recommendations Michigan Virtual believes important in Ontario’s planning and development.
Closing Keynote: Maxim Jean-Louis, Contact North | Contact Nord
Lessons from the North
Maxim Jean-Louis, President-Chief Executive Officer, Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education and Training Network, will offer closing comments on challenges and successes in e-learning for students in small, rural and remote, Indigenous and Francophone communities.
Contact North | Contact Nord helps underserved Ontarians in 600 small, rural, remote, Indigenous and Francophone communities get jobs by making it possible for them to access education and training without leaving their communities.
With local staff in 116 online learning centres located in communities across Ontario they offer a province-wide Student Information Hotline and information and resources for students and prospective students.
TeachOnline.ca is a robust repository of research, tools, resources, and innovative programs for educators.
Friday, August 23 AM
7:30 – Registration & Breakfast
8:30 – Opening Keynote – Joe Freidhoff
Mandatory eLearning: Lessons from Michigan
9:00 – Research and Practitioner Panel
eLearning Insights from Canadian Research & Practices
10:30- Breakout Discussions (topics preliminary)
Friday, August 23 PM
1:00 – Breakout Discussions (continued)
2:00 – Group reporting and discussion
2:30 – Closing Keynote
Maxim Jean-Louis – Contact North | Contact Nord
Challenges and successes in e-learning for students in small, rural and remote, Indigenous and Francophone communities