DLAC 2020 – Scaling Up for Mandatory e-Learning

Our team has been attending the Digital Learning Annual Conference over the past couple of days.  Today, our CEO – Randy LaBonte presented the following session: Scaling Up for Mandatory e-Learning: A Perspective from Canada’s Largest Province – Ontario Type: Organized Session of Talks Location: Texas Ballroom 7 Description: The Ontario government announced a reform […]

[REPOST] Article Notice – Sense of Irony or Perfect Timing: Examining the Research Supporting Proposed e-Learning Changes in Ontario

This entry was originally posted on the State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada website. We wanted to alert readers to the fact that State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada authors Michael Barbour and Randy LaBonte have published an article in the International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education that examines the research behind the […]

[REPOST] In Conversation with Stephen Hurley: Michael Barbour & Randy LaBonte – Sense of Irony or Perfect Timing: Examining the Research Supporting Proposed e-Learning Changes in Ontario

This entry was originally posted on the State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada website. Earlier this week Stephen Hurley, as a part of his VoiceEd Radio show “In Conversation,” had a conversation with Michael Barbour and Randy LaBonte about the recent article published in the International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education about the announced […]

[REPOST] News Release – Ontario Brings Learning Into The Digital Age: Province Announces Plan to Enhance Online Learning, Become Global Leader

This entry was originally posted on the State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada website. As a follow-up to their 15 March 2019 announcement, the Government of Ontario issued a press release today under the title “Ontario Brings Learning Into The Digital Age: Province Announces Plan to Enhance Online Learning, Become Global Leader.”  From the perspective of […]

[REPOST] People For Education – 2019 Conference e-Learning Panel

This entry was originally posted on the State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada website. A few weeks back, the Ontario-based People for Education organization hosted their annual conference (you may remember the organization from the class size commentary that we posted here).  One of the main sessions during the conference was a panel focused on e-learning that was described as: […]

Ontario Ministry Announces Two Mandatory e-Learning Credit Requirement

The 21 November news release from the Ontario Ministry of Education ‘walks back’ the mandatory 4-credit requirement first announced 15 March to a two-credit requirement and adds some clarification to exemptions: https://news.ontario.ca/edu/en/2019/11/ontario-brings-learning-into-the-digital-age.html The previous announcement created a media stream of misinformation about e-learning that was inconsistent, or at odds, with CANeLearn’s current compilation of existing […]

[REPOST] New Details About Ontario’s E-Learning Mandate

This entry was originally posted on the State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada website. Two of the common themes in the commentary that have been provided by both CANeLearn and the researchers at the State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada has been the success or failure of the e-learning mandate will be due […]

[REPOST] E-Learning and the Expenditure Estimates 2019-20: Ministry of Education

This announcement was originally posted on the State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada website. This past week the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAOO) released its Expenditure Estimates 2019-20: Ministry of Education (the PDF of the full document is available here).  E-learning figured prominently in the report, not because of the specific estimates related to e-learning, […]