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January 26, 2021

Seeking Alpha – K12, Inc. (25 January 2021)

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 5:34 am
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The Seeking Alpha update for K12, Inc. from yesterday.

LRN : K12 FQ2 2021 Earnings Preview
5:35 pm, Mon, Jan. 25, 2021

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Seeking Alpha, 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, 13th floor, New York, NY 10017

25 January 2021: Google Alert – LRN

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 4:03 am
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The corporate alert for K12, Inc. from yesterday.


As-it-happens update ⋅ January 25, 2021
Comprehensive Report on Corporate Compliance Training Market 2021 | Size, Growth, Demand …

City & Guilds Kineo, GP Strategies, LRN, SAI Global, GlobalCompliancePanel, EI Design, Interactive Services, Syntrio Technologies, Section (4 5): …
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January 25, 2021

Reminder: FETC is available for 30 days post event

Another FETC item…


 FETC® is available until Feb. 28!

That’s right. You can access any sessions you miss next week for a full 30 days after the live virtual event ends – so you don’t have to miss a single opportunity to learn from dynamic keynoters and top experts covering all aspects of ed tech.

If you know any colleagues not registered to attend yet, forward them this email to give them easy access to the registration portal.


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COHERE-CIDER Session January 2021

Note this up-coming webinar.

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Dear CIDER Member,

We invite you to our fourth session in the 2020-21 COHERE-CIDER Sessions series on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. This free, online session will feature a study on the perspectives and experiences of heutagogical learning practice across three Canadian universities.

Title: Bridging Connections between Heutagogy, Blended and Online Learning, and Lifelong Learning: What have We Learned?

What is the relationship between self-determined learning (heutagogy) and lifelong learning that can be developed in blended and online learning environments? This question has guided a systematic literature review and a Delphi Study in three Canadian universities. Seven experts in online and blended learning shared their perspectives and experience in exploring the proposed conceptual relationship. From our two part research, it was evident that heutagogy is a new concept, yet one that has great potential in thinking differently in terms designing learning that fosters attributes of lifelong learning. From the study, we will share key concepts of heutagogical practice as tenets of lifelong learning, and some of the success and challenges when purpsosefully integrating a heutagogical approach in technology-enabled learning environments in course and program designs.

Dr. Jennifer Lock is a Professor and Vice Dean in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.

Dr. Sawsen Lakhal is Professor and Chair of the research center CRIFPE-UdeS in the Faculty of Education, Université de Sherbrooke.

Dr. Martha Cleveland-Innes is Professor and Program Director, Master of Education Program, Athabasca University and Visiting Professor of Pedagogy at Mid-Sweden University.

Paula Arancibia‑Erazo is an Educational Sciences M.A. student and research assistant at the University of Sherbrooke.

Debra Dell, M.Ed, MACP, is a doctoral candidate in the Athabasca University Distance Education program.

Noeleen De Silva is a graduate of the Werklund School of Education, Master of Education, Educational Research, concentration in Adult Learning.

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 – 11am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:

Registration is not required; all are welcome. The COHERE-CIDER Sessions are recorded and archived for later viewing through the CIDER website:

About the 2020-21 COHERE-CIDER Sessions Series

The 2020-21 COHERE-CIDER Sessions Series features presentations by leading researchers in distance, distributed, and online learning.

As many educational institutions have turned to alternate delivery modes for their programs, in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic, COHERE, Canada’s Collaboration for Online Higher Education Research, has decided to move the 2020 Annual Conference into an alternative format.

For this 2020-21 season, COHERE is partnering with the Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research (CIDER) to offer an ongoing series of current research and evidence-informed practice webinars focused on online and blended learning, in Canadian higher education. Each month a presenter or a panel of presenters will share research findings and facilitate discussion focused on a relevant topic or issue. The webinar series is designed to showcase current Canadian research on online and blended learning and how it is informing practice. This series of synchronous virtual sessions provides an opportunity for knowledge dissemination among researchers, practitioners, instructional designers, and educational developers.

Call for Proposals: If you wish to present your research in this webinar series, please visit the COHERE website for the latest information, presentation dates, and proposal form:


CIDER is supported by the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) and the Centre for Distance Education, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Athabasca University: Canada’s Open University and leader in professional online education.

The Sessions and their recordings are open and available to all, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Our mailing address is:

Athabasca University

Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research
1200, 10011 – 109 Street

Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8


Tony Bates – What needs to be done about online learning in the school sector?

Tony Bates blogs over at Online Learning and Distance Education Resources.  While he is a scholar of online learning focused in higher education, but over the past couple of weeks he has been posting a series of entries focused on the K-12 environment.  It is well worth the read, as it provides an interesting perspective by an expert with a fresh set of eyes on the topic.

  1. What needs to be done about online learning in the school sector? 1. An introduction.
  2. Online learning and (k-12) schools: 2. Technology and cost issues
  3. Online learning and (k-12) schools: 3. Do we need a different curriculum for online learning?
  4. Online learning and (k-12) schools: 4. The role of parents
  5. Online learning and (k-12) schools: 5. Creating an appropriate culture of learning online
  6. Online learning and (k-12) schools: 6. Strengths and limitations of online learning in the school sector
  7. Online learning in (k-12) schools: 7. Advice for decision-makers
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