Virtual School Meanderings

March 10, 2014

History Of K-12 Distance Education In Newfoundland And Labrador

As many of you know, I’m originally from the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.  I often speak of my home province and the K-12 distance education program that is there (and that I have conducted research with).

Last week, I came across a collection of blog entries that a colleague – and I’d say friend – of mine from back in Newfoundland that has been involved in K-12 distance education.  I followed along with these entries as Maurice posted them, but he has put them all together in a single collection.

I’d encourage you all to read it, as Maurice’s personal history with K-12 distance education in Newfoundland and Labrador is a pretty COMPLETE history of K-12 distance education in Newfoundland and Labrador. I think it is also a great case study of the development of K-12 distance education and K-12 online learning in any jurisdiction.

Rendering Distance Transparent: K-12 Distance Ed. in NL, CA

I retired from a 30-year career in the K-12 system in Newfoundland Labrador, in August 2013. During the winter, previous to retirement, I decided to elaborate on my experiences with the distance education program in my province. The pages are listed below

K-12 DE: 01  The Setting

K-12 DE: 02  Small Schools Distance Education (1988-2003)

K-12 DE: 03A Teaching and Learning by Distance Education (1988-2003)

K-12 DE: 03B Teaching and Learning by Distance Education (1988-2003)

K-12 DE: 04   STEM~Net: Province-Wide Networking

K-12 DE: 05  STEM~Net and School Connectivity

K-12 DE: 06 The Vista Project: Breaking New Ground (1998-2001)

K-12 DE: 07 The Vista Project: Lessons Learned (1998-2001)

K-12 DE: 08 CDLI Startup and Pilot (2000-2002)

K-12 DE: 09 CDLI: Building an eLearning Team (2001-2005)

K-12 DE: 10 CDLI Implementation: Supporting the Learners (2001-2005)

K-12 DE: 11 CDLI Implementation: Initial Content Development (2000-2005)

K-12 DE: 12 The MLOs (before there was Khan) (2002-2007)

K-12 DE: 13 From mTeacher to mTeam

K-12 DE: 14 Layering in Videoconferencing

K-12 DE: 15 Distance Education and Science Labs

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