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DLAC 2019 - Canadian e-Learning Roundup: Leadership Perspectives from Canada’s Online and Blended Learning Programs

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LaBonte, R., Barbour, M. K., Canuel, M., & Roberts, V. (2019, April). Canadian e-learning roundup: Leadership perspectives from Canada’s online and blended learning programs. A contributed talk presentation at the Digital Learning Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

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DLAC 2019 - Canadian e-Learning Roundup: Leadership Perspectives from Canada’s Online and Blended Learning Programs

  1. 1. Canadian eLearning RoundUp: Leadership Perspectives from COBL Images sourced or from https://photosforclass.com/ , @rlabonte, or https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons CANeLearn.net
  2. 2. Education in Canada
  3. 3. Vision/Mission CANeLearn is the leading voice in Canada for learner success in K-12 online and blended learning. CANeLearn • promotes effective practice in online and blended learning • fosters community and facilitates interaction among online and blended learning educators • connects educators to online and blended learning organizations
  4. 4. About the Canadian eLearning Network • CANeLearn is a pan-Canadian network of K-12 online and blended learning schools, organizations, and educators • Focus is on PD, research, sharing resources • Intent is to leverage our Canadian collective to promote online and blended, or e-learning https://CANeLearn.net
  5. 5. iNACOL Innovative Blended and Online Learning Practice Award Recipients -> 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 http://canelearn.net/category/inacol-innovation-awards/
  6. 6. CANeLearn Initiatives Events • Regional and provincial events: blendED Alberta, BOLTT, DL Symposium, IT Summit https://canelearn.net/learn/ • Webinars https://canelearn.net/event-archives/ • Leadership Summit https://canelearn.net/summit17-summary/ • PD Calendar https://canelearn.net/calendar/ Teaching and Learning Online Course • http://canelearn.org/course/view.php?id=17 (login as guest) Micro-Credential Learning Program (under development) • Based on Ontario Extend https://extend.ecampusontario.ca/
  7. 7. Trends • Shift away from competing online schools • Focus less on province-wide online to local online • Expansion and integration of online programs at the classroom level • Surge in e-learning at the school/classroom level (blended) • Emergence of blended learning (ON licenses for classroom, BC/AB blended learning provincial organizations) • E-learning just another part of all teacher’s practice
  8. 8. Around the room…. • Role? • Why here? • Your takeaway would be…
  9. 9. Cross Canada Research
  10. 10. k12sotn.ca
  11. 11. National Overview Single provincial program Primarily district-based programs Combination of provincial and district-based programs Use online learning programs from other provinces
  12. 12. Policy and Regulation • No regulation • Policy Handbook • NS – teacher’s collective agreement • BC – legislation, policy, and separate agreement
  13. 13. Ministry program & resources?  NL, NS, NB – provincial program  YT, NT – provincial program  MB – mixed provincial/district  QC – mixed provincial/district  ON – mixed provincial/district X AB/SK – mixed provincial/district X BC – no provincial program X Limited or no Ministry resources
  14. 14. Completion Rate BC Public School Students • (For students who take at least one DL course) School Year Students taking 1 or more DL Course Students not taking DL Course % % 2009-10 80.9% 88.3% 2010-11 85.0% 86.6% 2011-12 86.5% 85.0% 2012-13 89.8% 85.3%
  15. 15. Cross Canada Models
  16. 16. Trends • Shift away from competing online schools • Focus less on province-wide online to local online • Expansion and integration of online programs at the classroom level • Surge in e-learning at the school/classroom level (blended) • Emergence of blended learning (ON licenses for classroom, BC/AB blended learning provincial organizations) • E-learning just another part of all teacher’s practice
  17. 17. Online, Blended and Distance Education: Building Successful Programs in Schools • Tom Clark & Michael K. Barbour, Co- Editors, Stylus, 2015 • Stylus Online, Blended & Distance Ed Series Michael G. Moore, Editor
  18. 18. 18 Book: Key Trends • The book concludes with eight key trends based on a synthesis of chapter findings and scanning
  19. 19. Blended Emergence of K–12 blended learning has brought online learning into mainstream (Revanaugh, Ch 13. Ebert & Powell, Ch 11) Outside the U.S., many nations have different paradigms for digital learning – Little full-time K-12 online learning – Online learning used when F2F unavailable – Any digital tech use may be considered “e-learning” (Smallwood, Reaburn & Baker, Ch 12; Cavanaugh, Ch 13; Harris, Ch 14; Boulton & Hasler-Waters, Ch 15; Kim & Seo, Ch 16) Adapted with permission from "Classifying K–12 blended learning," by Heather Stakerand Michael B. Horn, © 2012, Innosight Institute.
  20. 20. Open Growing use of open education resources & LMS (Darrow, Ch 3) Growing use of open learning environments (Revanaugh, Ch 10) Source: www.deltainitiative.com Source: Connections Education
  21. 21. Personalized Trend toward increasing personalization via technology • Personalized learning (Revenaugh, Ch 10) • Individualized learning (Smallwood, Reaburn & Baker, Ch 12; Harris, Ch14) • Authentic collaborative activities (Boulton & Hasler Waters, Ch 15)
  22. 22. Cross Canada Leadership
  23. 23. LEARN (QC) http://www.learnquebec.ca/home
  24. 24. Cross Canada Consortia
  25. 25. Consortium Leadership https://www.oelc.ca/ -- https://www.ocelc.org/ -- https://www.elearningstudents.ca/ -- http://www.boltt.ca/
  26. 26. http://hub.rockyview.ab.ca/ BC Western Canadian Learning Network https://bclearningnetwork.com/
  27. 27. Most are walled gardens…
  28. 28. Post-secondary Supports https://teachonline.ca/tools-trends/centres
  29. 29. Engage the conversation
  30. 30. 31 Thank You! Randy LaBonte, Michael Barbour, Michael Canuel, Verena Roberts info@canelearn.net CANeLearn.net • Images sourced or from https://photosforclass.com/ , @rlabonte, or https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/

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