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June 28, 2010

Report: Optimizing The Effectiveness Of E-Learning For First Nations

One of my fine colleagues here north of the forty-ninth, Vince Hill (principal of Credenda Virtual School), alerted me this past week to the following report.

Optimizing the Effectiveness of E-Learning for First Nations

This report looks at how to optimize the effectiveness of e-learning to improve the educational outcomes of First Nations people living on a reserve.

Report by Ashley Sisco
The Conference Board of Canada, 43 pages, May 2010

Document Highlights:
E-learning can help close the education gap between First Nations people living on a reserve and Canada’s non-Aboriginal population. Based on a brief literature review and interviews, this report found that optimizing the effectiveness of e-learning in improving the educational outcomes of First Nations people living on a reserve requires: better engagement of First Nations in e-learning program development and implementation; the development of an e-learning strategy; an increase in funding amounts and the extension of funding terms for e-learning; the assessment of community needs and educational outcomes; building tools and capacity to support e-learning; the development of a strategy to improve teacher engagement; consideration of generational differences among students; the promotion of student commitment; the expansion and increased flexibility of programs, with holistic program delivery; and better integration of e-learning under the overall Indian and Northern Affairs Canada education umbrella.

To view this page and the link to the report, go to http://www.conferenceboard.ca/documents.aspx?did=3614

Credenda is one of four aboriginal K-12 online programs in Canada – the others are Keewaytinook Internet High School, Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate, and Sunchild E-Learning Community.  As some of you may recall, I’ve written about Sunchild (see Advancing Aboriginal Inclusion Through The Use Of E-Learning Technology In The Aboriginal Community and Follow-Up: Advancing Aboriginal Inclusion Through The Use Of E-Learning Technology In The Aboriginal Community), along with Credenda (see Elluminate Newsline – December 2008 and Canadian Virtual School Focused On Aboriginal Students Received $2 Million Donation) – plus Keewaytinook was the focus of the vignette from Ontario in the 2009 State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada (see page 30).  However, the Wapaskwa is knew to me – so I’m going to have to spend some time learning about this program.

5 Comments »

  1. Report: Optimizing The Effectiveness Of E-Learning For First Nations…

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  2. E-learning is becoming the new source of education for colleges, which is making the lives of students much easier.

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  3. Thanks for the comment Web Content Filtering… Note I removed the link, as I suspected this as spam.

    Comment by mkbnl — June 28, 2010 @ 5:45 pm | Reply

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