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Global awards presentation 4

  1. 1. Taking Ontario’s Learning System To the Next Level<br />Becoming a World Leader in Building Engaged Learning Communities and Networks: <br />Learning for an Open Ontario<br />Learn Where You Live<br />
  2. 2. My Name is Shaun Baron. I am an employee of Contact North. The World’s largest Distance Education network.<br />Today, I’m going to tell you who we are.<br />But, ladies and gentlemen, more importantly, today I want to challenge you, like we are being challenged.<br />We are being called to imagine and to build an Ontario that will harness the diversity, the talents and economic potential of all our people – and I want to talk about that.<br />
  3. 3. In 2010, Ontario is..<br />Canada’s leader in online learning – 8,000 courses and 800 programs online and thousands of students studying using online learning…<br />
  4. 4. In 2010, Ontario is..<br />Canada’s leader in community support for online learning with Contact North| Contact Nord and – over 115 centers supporting learners making choices in their own communities<br />
  5. 5. ONTARIO’S NETWORK<br />CONTACT NORTH<br />&<br />ELEARNNETWORK.CA<br />A Department of Contact North<br />
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  7. 7. 1. Bracebridge<br />2. Cornwall<br />3. Exeter<br />4. Georgina<br />5. Haliburton<br />6. Hawkesbury<br />7. Kincardine<br />8. Madoc<br />9. Mississaugasof the New Credit First Nation<br />10. Orléans<br />11. Port Hope<br />12. Shelburne<br />13. Six Nations<br />14. Stratford<br />15. St. Thomas<br />16. Thorold<br />17. Wallaceburg<br />18. Windsor-Tecumseh<br />
  8. 8. It’s all about Partnerships<br />
  9. 9. Contact North<br />Created in 1986.<br />Northern Ontarians have enhanced access to College and University courses<br />Today’s Contact North has 94 centers and serves over 5,000 students annually in Northern Ontario<br />
  10. 10. Ontario Government funded expansion to Eastern, Central and Western Ontario.<br />Genesis of<br />We opened in 2007 and now have 18 Centres across Eastern, Central and Western Ontario.<br />“No matter where a student may live in Ontario, they deserve access to opportunity through post-secondary education” - Minister of MTCU, 2007<br /><br />
  11. 11. Ontario’s Building BlocksOnline learning in Ontario’s post-secondary system is built on a foundation of six building blocks that can be leveraged to help build the 21st century post-secondary system.<br />Ontario’s colleges and universities play a leadership role in that Ontario currently leads all Canadian jurisdictions in terms of the number and range of online (synchronous, asynchronous, blended) programs and courses available to students. <br />This is a key building block in the 21st century post-secondary system.<br />
  12. 12. NOW.......<br />LET US IMAGINE OUR FUTURE<br />
  13. 13. In 2010, Ontario is..<br />Calling on its educational institutions and partners to take online learning to the next level…<br />A call to action and a call to lead<br />
  14. 14. Imagine Ontario 2015..<br />4,500 – 5,000 additional students studying online from home, work, community, college or university in quality courses that are highly engaging<br />
  15. 15. Imagine Ontario 2015..<br />Students now study from literacy and essential skills to a college certificate or a PhD/Professional Doctorate largely through online learning at many Ontario institutions.<br />
  16. 16. Imagine Ontario <br />2015<br />No student now leaves post-secondary education in Ontario without completing one or more courses through blended learning – we’re building the capacities for lifelong online learning<br />
  17. 17. Imagine Ontario 2015..<br />A growing portion of targeted students – Aboriginal, First Generation, Francophone and Persons with Disabilities – study at home or close to home with peer networks and local support using online learning.<br />
  18. 18. “Just-in-time learning” supports student to complete courses and challenge exams at their own pace (ie complete the course material in 4 weeks and challenge the exam without having to wait for the exam to be scheduled)<br />Student satisfaction with choice, quality and their learning experience in Ontario among best in the world.<br />
  19. 19. Think How These Organizations<br />Think How These Organizations Become One Source for Open Learning for Every Adult in Ontario<br />
  20. 20. Imagine a coordinated, focused effort by these organizations to rapidly develop courses and programs of quality so that affordable online education can quickly expand to meet the needs of Ontario’s adult learners….<br />
  21. 21. Online Learning<br />Students<br />=<br />+<br />but there is more….<br />
  22. 22. Imagine Ontario <br />2015<br />Smart community support for learners throughout Ontario – help with learning choices, technology, study skills…connecting to peers…<br />Leveraging existing networks – Contact North|Contact Nord <br />& <br /><br />
  23. 23. Imagine Ontario <br />2015<br />Being able to access quality video conference in your own community…<br />Making advanced learning technologies accessible and affordable locally<br />
  24. 24. Imagine Ontario <br />2015<br />Getting that local help just when you need it – keeps you engaged and reduces drop-out…<br />
  25. 25. Imagine an Open Ontario <br />in which learning took place, anytime, everywhere with <br />local support…<br />
  26. 26. +<br />=<br />+<br />Ontario Online <br />Community Institutes<br />
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  28. 28. WORLD CLASS<br />
  29. 29. That’s How we Imagine Ontario…2015<br />
  30. 30. THANK YOU<br />Shaun Baron<br />Director of Partnerships<br /><br />(613) 302-5201<br /><br />