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Canadian eLearning Network
Flexible Learning Western Style:
Emerging Models Integrating Distributed and
Distance Learning ...
About the Canadian eLearning Network
• CANeLearn is a pan-Canadian network of K12
online and blended learning schools and
...
Mission
CANeLearn's mission is to provide
leadership that champions student
success in online and blended
learning and pro...
CANeLearn Board of Directors
• Michael Canuel, CEO of LEARN (Chair) - QC
• Terri Reid, Learning Services Coordinator, Blac...
Around the room….
• From? Role?
• Why here?
• Your takeaway would be…
State of the Nation in Canada Report
Mix of province-wide & district-based
Online Programs
Province-wide Province-wide & District District-based
YT AB BC
NB MB...
Innovation in Canada - Alberta
Open educational resources
(OER) are freely accessible,
openly licensed documents and
media...
Province Overview
• Many home schooled
• Inspiring Education created an innovation vision
• Shift from correspondence to b...
British Columbia
 35,000 educators
 600,000 students
 60 public DL schools
 Courses provided to Yukon
(follow BC curri...
Distributed Learning Vision
2006 Legislation, Bill 33
Recognizes DL in legislation
Each Board requires a DL Agreement with the Ministry
Cross-enrol...
PUBLIC and Independent FTE Enrolments: All
Counts
0.00
2,000.00
4,000.00
6,000.00
8,000.00
10,000.00
12,000.00
14,000.00
1...
PUBLIC and Independent Headcount
Enrolments: All Counts
0.00
20,000.00
40,000.00
60,000.00
80,000.00
100,000.00
120,000.00...
Completion Rate for Public School Students
– DL
• (For students who take at least one DL course)
School Year Students taki...
Links
• BC Ministry of Education Distributed Learning
– http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dist_learning/
• BC Distributed Learning...
Innovation in Canada - BC
Developed 21st Century blended learning programs:
• The Fine Arts eCademy (K-9)
• The eCademy of New Technologies, Enginee...
Emerging Observations
1. Blended and online practices are blurring – it is
more about learning within flexible structures
...
Making Sense of the Data
• While many online programs evolved from distance education
initiatives, classroom-based practic...
Flexible Learning
Campus Virtual
Classroom DE Programs
Onsite only Online only
Flexible
Learning
• Instruction & learning ...
Innovation in Canada
• Four outstanding programs and educators were nominated by CANeLearn for
innovation awards presented...
iNACOL Innovative Blended and Online
Learning Practice Award Recipients ->
2012, 2013, 2014
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Issues
Challenges
Innovation
LEADERSHIP
Foundations for flexible learning:
1. Policy and funding
• What is supporting?
• What is required?
• Strategies for change...
THANK YOU
http://CANeLearn.net
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•Randy LaBonte
rlabonte@canelearn.net
@rlabonte
rlabonte23
http://CANeLearn.net
Contact Information
• Randy LaBonte
– CEO
– rlabonte@canelearn.net
– @rlabonte
– rlabonte23
http://CANeLearn.net
• Newfoundland and Labrador
– Single province-wide program
– No regulations (currently being created)
• Nova Scotia
– Sing...
• Quebec
– District-based programs (provincial level
content provider)
– Provincial consortiums
• Ontario
– Province-wide ...
• Yukon
– Utilize British Columbia resources & program
– Launched own Aurora Virtual School
– referenced in legislation, l...
• Manitoba
– Three province-wide programs (for online province provides CMS and
course content, used by district-based pro...
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Measuring Quality: Randy LaBonte 34
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  1. 1. Canadian eLearning Network Flexible Learning Western Style: Emerging Models Integrating Distributed and Distance Learning in BC & AB http://CANeLearn.net
  2. 2. About the 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 our Canadian collective to promote online and blended learning • http://CANeLearn.net
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. CANeLearn Board of Directors • Michael Canuel, CEO of LEARN (Chair) - QC • Terri Reid, Learning Services Coordinator, Black Gold Regional Schools (Vice- Chair) – AB • Laurel Beaton, Partnerships and Innovation, Alberta Distance Learning Centre (Director) - AB • Greg Bitgood, Superintendent Heritage Christian Schools (Director) - BC • Alison MacDonald, Principal Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate (Director) – MB • Todd Pottle, Coordinator, Ontario eLearning Consortium (Director) – ON • Sue Taylor-Foley, Director of Learning Resources and Technology, Nova Scotia Education and Early Childhood Development (Director) - NS • Bruce Weitzel, Lead for BC Learning Network (Director) - BC • Kevin Wttewaall, Director of Technology for Learning Rocky View School Division (Director) – AB
  5. 5. Around the room…. • From? Role? • Why here? • Your takeaway would be…
  6. 6. State of the Nation in Canada Report
  7. 7. Mix of province-wide & district-based Online Programs Province-wide Province-wide & District District-based YT AB BC NB MB SK NS QC ON NL PE (uses NB) FMNI Band-based NU (uses AB) ON (2) NT (uses AB) MB & AB (SK closed)
  8. 8. Innovation in Canada - Alberta Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. Although som epeople consider the use of an open file format to be an essential characteristic of OER, this is not a univeraklly acknowledged requirement.
  9. 9. Province Overview • Many home schooled • Inspiring Education created an innovation vision • Shift from correspondence to blended using technology • Driven by improving engagement and results • Video conferencing provincial initiative (SuperNet) • Shifting to web conferencing as well • More f2f and sync options both onsite and online • Google use (own servers – drive, docs, hangouts, classroom) • Curriculum redesign and High School Flex • Moodle user group • Emerging blendED group http://www.blendedalberta.ca/
  10. 10. British Columbia  35,000 educators  600,000 students  60 public DL schools  Courses provided to Yukon (follow BC curriculum)  16 independent DL schools  Online Choice: Open boundaries
  11. 11. Distributed Learning Vision
  12. 12. 2006 Legislation, Bill 33 Recognizes DL in legislation Each Board requires a DL Agreement with the Ministry Cross-enrolment in Gr. 8-12 (supplemental courses) Working on cross-enrolment K-12 Public Independent Bricks and Mortar Distributed Learning
  13. 13. PUBLIC and Independent FTE Enrolments: All Counts 0.00 2,000.00 4,000.00 6,000.00 8,000.00 10,000.00 12,000.00 14,000.00 16,000.00 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 Public Independent
  14. 14. PUBLIC and Independent Headcount Enrolments: All Counts 0.00 20,000.00 40,000.00 60,000.00 80,000.00 100,000.00 120,000.00 140,000.00 160,000.00 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 Headcounts - All counts Public Headcounts - All counts Independent
  15. 15. Completion Rate for Public School Students – DL • (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%
  16. 16. Links • BC Ministry of Education Distributed Learning – http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dist_learning/ • BC Distributed Learning Agreement – http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dist_learning/documents/dist_learn_agmt.pdf • BC Distributed Learning Standards – http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dist_learning/documents/dl_standards.pdf • BC Distributed Learning Audit Criteria – http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/compliance/0708-dl-audit-program-final.pdf • LearnNow BC – http://www.learnnowbc.ca
  17. 17. Innovation in Canada - BC
  18. 18. Developed 21st Century blended learning programs: • The Fine Arts eCademy (K-9) • The eCademy of New Technologies, Engineering & Robotics – ENTER (6-7) and ENTER 2 (8-9) • Established a Secondary Leadership Program – iClass • “The Matrix” (10-12) for full time senior secondary students as a program of choice • Implementated full time Independent Learning Centres (ILCs) at all three secondary schools in the district Navigate / NIDES
  19. 19. Emerging Observations 1. Blended and online practices are blurring – it is more about learning within flexible structures 2. Transition from online to blended more difficult than from classroom to blended/online 3. Personalization and flexibility critical drivers in Canada – not competency-based as of yet 4. First Nations and Francophone more organized nationally across the country 5. Research focus on better data and exploring pockets of innovation
  20. 20. Making Sense of the Data • While many online programs evolved from distance education initiatives, classroom-based practice has expanded into the online environment as traditional DE programs incorporate more synchronous and ground-based practice • Shifting from classroom to online easier than online to blended • BC: Navigate/NIDES, @KOOL/AVS embedded teachers, consortia • AB: Argyll sync, ADLC teacher partners, emerging partnerships • ON: Centralized resources/tech and support, consortia • NS/MB/QC: Centralized approaches, local partnerships Online Blended Classroom
  21. 21. Flexible Learning Campus Virtual Classroom DE Programs Onsite only Online only Flexible Learning • Instruction & learning is both onsite and online • Some element of choice in learning for students Blended and Online Learning Trends Emerging and Trending Shifts in Practices
  22. 22. Innovation in Canada • Four outstanding programs and educators were nominated by CANeLearn for innovation awards presented by iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning http://www.inacol.org/members/awards/). • The iNACOL Innovator Awards recognize learning practices, new research and individual achievements in the field of blended and online learning. • CANeLearn nominees were: – Josh Gray from the Thames Valley District School Board, London ON; – The Navigate Program of the North Island Distance Education School, Courtenay BC; – Michael Barbour (Canadian researcher); and – Maurice Barry of the Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation, St. John NL. More Information can be found here: http://canelearn.net/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=7
  23. 23. iNACOL Innovative Blended and Online Learning Practice Award Recipients -> 2012, 2013, 2014
  24. 24. 24 Issues Challenges Innovation LEADERSHIP
  25. 25. Foundations for flexible learning: 1. Policy and funding • What is supporting? • What is required? • Strategies for change… 2. Curriculum alignment • Conflict or Concert? • Building congruence… 3. Organizational models • Blended Learning approaches • Changing horses in the middle of the stream… 4. Learning Resources • What is missing? • Where can you find it? 5. Teachers' technological and pedagogical skills • Strengths? • Challenges? • Strategies to support… Table Talk…
  26. 26. THANK YOU http://CANeLearn.net
  27. 27. 27 •Randy LaBonte rlabonte@canelearn.net @rlabonte rlabonte23 http://CANeLearn.net
  28. 28. Contact Information • Randy LaBonte – CEO – rlabonte@canelearn.net – @rlabonte – rlabonte23 http://CANeLearn.net
  29. 29. • Newfoundland and Labrador – Single province-wide program – No regulations (currently being created) • Nova Scotia – Single province-wide and district-based programs – Regulations in Provincial Teachers’ Agreement • Prince Edward Island – Uses distance education from other provinces – Two Ministerial Directives • New Brunswick – Single province-wide program – Series of Ministry policy documents State of the Nation in Canada Report
  30. 30. • Quebec – District-based programs (provincial level content provider) – Provincial consortiums • Ontario – Province-wide LMS and course content – Private virtual schools – Provincial consortiums – eLearning Ontario district coordinators (EEOs) State of the Nation in Canada Report
  31. 31. • Yukon – Utilize British Columbia resources & program – Launched own Aurora Virtual School – referenced in legislation, largely governed by an inter-provincial agreement with BC school district • North West Territories – Utilize a program in Alberta (ADLC – Several Ministry policy documents • Nunavut – Past and future plans for pilot programs (may utilize services in Alberta) – No regulations State of the Nation in Canada Report
  32. 32. • Manitoba – Three province-wide programs (for online province provides CMS and course content, used by district-based programs – Ministry policy documents currently being updated – Discussion of provincial FMNI division • Saskatchewan – District-based programs (since 2009-10) – No regulations since devolution from Ministry • Alberta – Province-wide and district-based programs – Limited Ministry policy documents (more extensive policies currently being formulated) • British Columbia – District-based and private (independent) programs – Several legislative items (additional Ministry documents) – Highest regulated State of the Nation in Canada Report
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  34. 34. Measuring Quality: Randy LaBonte 34

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