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PTDEA 2015 - State of the nation: K-12 online learning in Canada

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Barbour, M. K. (2015, October). State of the nation: K-12 online learning in Canada. A presentation at the annual meeting of the Provincial and Territorial Distance Education Association, Yellowknife, NT.

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PTDEA 2015 - State of the nation: K-12 online learning in Canada

  1. 1. State  of  the  Na*on  Study:  K-­‐12  Online   Learning  in  Canada   Michael  K.  Barbour   Sacred  Heart  University    
  2. 2. State of the Nation: K–12 Online Learning in Canada ® Written by Michael K. Barbour, Wayne State University
  3. 3. http://canelearn.net/state-of-the-nation-k-12-online-learning-in-canada/
  4. 4. Methodology  
  5. 5. Na-onal  Overview  -­‐  Ac-vity  
  6. 6. Na-onal  Overview  -­‐  Ac-vity  
  7. 7. Na-onal  Overview  -­‐  Ac-vity  
  8. 8. Na-onal  Overview  -­‐  Ac-vity   2013-14 2012-13
  9. 9. Na-onal  Overview  -­‐  Regula-ons   1.  Legisla-ve  language  to  specifically  govern  DE   •  NS,  BC   2.  Policy  handbooks  outlining  regula-on  to   par-cipate  in  DE   •  NB,  ON,  MB   3.  Individual  agreements  with  DE  programs   •  PE,  ON,  BC,  YK,  NT,  NV,  Federal  (some)   4.  None   •  NL,  QC,  SK  
  10. 10. Trends   1.  K–12  distance  educa-on  con-nues  to  grow  each   year.   2.  BeVer  data  collec-on  is  needed  to  be  able  to   understand  the  exact  level  of  K–12  distance   educa-on.   3.  Blended  learning  is  pervasive,  but  oYen  not   recognized  as  blended  learning.   4.  Few  research  efforts,  limited  research  support,  but   more  research  is  required  to  beVer  guide  policy   makers.  
  11. 11. http://canelearn.net/state-of-the-nation-k-12-online-learning-in-canada/
  12. 12. Your   Ques-ons   and   Comments  
  13. 13.  Director  of  Doctoral  Studies   Sacred  Heart  University,  USA   mkbarbour@gmail.com   hVp://www.michaelbarbour.com    

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