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Barbour, M. K. (2013, October). State of the Nation: K-12 online learning in Canada. A presentation to the 4th Annual DE Academy 2013 Conference, Humboldt, SK.

Barbour, M. K. (2013, October). State of the Nation: K-12 online learning in Canada. A presentation to the 4th Annual DE Academy 2013 Conference, Humboldt, SK.

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    SK DE Academy 2013 - State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada. SK DE Academy 2013 - State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada. Presentation Transcript

    • State of the Nation Study: K-12 Online Learning in Canada Michael K. Barbour Sacred Heart University
    • Methodology
    • National Trends: Regulation • Many provinces and territories have some reference to distance education in the Education Act or Schools Act – This is changing! • regulation of K–12 distance education is the use of contracts with MoE or policy handbooks • British Columbia and Nova Scotia are major exceptions
    • National Overview - Regulations
    • National Overview - Regulations
    • National Trends: Activity • Growth of K-12 distance education is quite uneven – Reported growth in some jurisdictions may be due to better accounting • Participation in blended learning is not counted in most instances
    • National Overview - Activity
    • National Overview - Activity
    • National Overview - Activity
    • National Trends • K–12 distance education continues to grow • Correspondence education continues to be prevalent • Blended learning is seen as effective ICT • Unions remain cautiously supportive • Several jurisdictions have made dramatic changes over the past five years
    • Conclusions / Take-Aways • Regulatory behaviour varies considerably from no to extensive regulations • Level of activity is increasing nationally, but to what level we just can’t tell definitively
    • http://virtualschool.wikispaces.com/canada/
    • Your Questions and Comments
    • Director of Doctoral Studies Sacred Heart University, USA mkbarbour@gmail.com http://www.michaelbarbour.com