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iNACOl Webinar - 2012 State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada


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Barbour, M. K., Canuel, M., Hill, V., & Bitgood, G. (2013, April). 2012 state of the nation: K-12 online learning in Canada. A special edition webinar for the International Association of K-12 Online learning.

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iNACOl Webinar - 2012 State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada

  1. 1. 2012 State of the Nation:K-12 Online Learning inCanadaMichael Barbour, Wayne State UniversityMichael Canuel, LearnVince Hill, Credenda Virtual High SchoolGreg Bitgood, Heritage Christian Online School
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  3. 3. National Trends - Regulation• Many provinces and territories have somereference to distance education in the EducationAct or Schools Act• Regulation of K–12 distance education throughthe use of contracts with Ministry of Education orpolicy handbooks• British Columbia & Nova Scotia are majorexceptions
  4. 4. National Trends - Activity
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  7. 7. National Trends• K–12 distance education continues to grow• Correspondence education continues to beprevalent• Blended learning is seen as effective ICT• Unions remain cautiously supportive• Several jurisdictions have made dramaticchanges over the past five years
  8. 8. Michael Canuel,LearnVince Hill,Credenda VirtualHigh SchoolGreg Bitgood,Heritage ChristianOnline SchoolMeet the Panel
  9. 9. YourQuestionsandCommentsfor thePanel
  10. 10. Assistant ProfessorWayne State University, USAmkbarbour@gmail.com