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PTDEA 2013 - Canadian E-Learning Network


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Barbour, M. K. (2013, October). Canadian e-learning network. A presentation at the annual meeting of the Provincial and Territorial Distance Education Association, Ottawa, ON.

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PTDEA 2013 - Canadian E-Learning Network

  1. 1. Canadian eLearning Network
  2. 2. Canadian eLearning Network • CANeLearn is a pan-Canadian network of K12 online and blended learning schools and organizations • Focus is on sharing resources, PD, research • Intent is to leverage collective to promote online and blended learning opportunities •
  3. 3. CANeLearn Timeline July FEB JULY 2012 2013 2013 Summer Summit BC DL Meeting Summer Summit Participants from across Canada met in Toronto Participants met in Vancouver Participants from across Canada met in Montreal July 2012 Oct 2012 Feb 2013 May 2013 Jul 2013 iNACOL Meeting ADLC Meeting AGM Participants met in New Orleans . Participants met in Edmonton. Participants meet in Kamloops, BC for the AGM. OCT MAY MAY 2012 2013 2014 May 2014
  4. 4. Mission: CANeLearn's mission is to provide leadership that champions student success in online and blended learning and provides members with networking, collaboration, and research opportunities.
  5. 5. CANeLearn is committed to networking through: Building Relationships Building relationships Communication Sharing Innovation Enhancing communications with members Sharing resources and best practices Encouraging innovation Communicatio n Sharing Innovation
  6. 6. CANeLearn is committed to research by: Staying Current Promoting Opportunities Disseminating Results Staying current and participating in Research studies Promoting research opportunities Promotion Disseminating research results Sharing
  7. 7. CANeLearn is committed to collaboration by: Partnerships Professional Learning Finding Efficiencies Partners Supporting Partnerships Sharing Professional Learning Opportunities Pro-D Finding efficiencies through technologies and shared services Technology
  8. 8. CANeLearn is committed to championing by: Post-secondary Institutions Working with postsecondary institutions to connect pre-service and inservice teachers to online and blended learning Policy and Standards Informing policy and professional standards regionally, provincially and nationally Educating and Promoting Educating stakeholders and promoting online and blended learning to all
  9. 9. Founding Directors • Michael Canuel, CEO of LEARN (President) - QC • Vince Hill, CEO/Executive Director Credenda Virtual High School Inc. (Vicepresident) - SK • Terri Reid, Learning Service Coordinator Blackgold School Division No.18: Black Gold Online Program (Secretary) - AB • Howard Burston, Director, IT Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (Treasurer) - MB • Michael Barbour, Director of Doctoral Studies Sacred Heart University (Director) - ON • Greg Bitgood, Superintendent Heritage Christian Schools (Director) - BC • Kevin Wttewaall, Director of Technology for Learning Rocky View School Division (Director) - AB
  10. 10. Initial Activities Initial Launch •Create strategies to support pooling and sharing of resources, including creating a repository to support this •Fall Summit October 29, 2013 as part of an iNACOL presentation •Fostering professional development specific to blended and online learning •Inaugural organizational memberships available •Finding new ways to measure learning success •First AGM May 2014 •Planning to create affiliations with iNACOL and CNIE (Canadian Network for Innovation in Education)
  11. 11. Contact Information • Randy LaBonte – Acting/Executive Director – • Verena Roberts – Acting/Chief Innovation Officer –
  12. 12. Contact Information Director of Doctoral Studies Isabelle Farrington College of Education Sacred Heart University
  13. 13. THANK YOU