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

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Barbour, M.K., Hainsworth, S., Canuel, M., Flello, K., & Elridge, C. (2012, October). State of the Nation: K-12 online learning in Canada. A panel presentation at the annual Virtual School Symposium, New Orleans, LA.

This panel examines K-12 online learning in Canada based on the 2011 edition of this on-going study. The session will begin with a brief description of the policies that govern and the level of activity of K-12 online learning in all thirteen provinces and territories, along with the various models that have developed across the country. Then the panel will outline some of the issues still facing K-12 online learning in Canada from the perspective of their individual programs.

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

  1. 1. State of the Nation Study: K-12 Online Learning in Canada Michael K. Barbour Wayne State University
  2. 2. Methodology
  3. 3. National Overview - Regulations
  4. 4. National Overview - Activity
  5. 5. National Overview - Activity
  6. 6. National Overview - Activity
  7. 7. National Trends• K–12 distance education continues to grow each year• the more traditional, print-based correspondence education continues to be prevalent within K–12 distance education offerings.• blended learning continues to be seen simply as a more effective use of information• communications technology (ICT)• unions remain cautiously supportive of K–12 online learning
  8. 8. http://virtualschool.wordpress.com/canada
  9. 9. Assistant Professor Wayne State University, USA mkbarbour@gmail.com http://www.michaelbarbour.comhttp://virtualschooling.wordpress.com

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