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September 14, 2017

Welcome to the Fall from the Canadian eLearning Network

A newsletter from this Canadian organization.

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Hello Michael, welcome to the September CANeLearn News.

Welcome to September and the start of a new school year for many.  The summer is a dim smile in the rear view mirror already!

CANeLearn AGM – Sept. 19 – Online at 11:00 am Eastern

Our September news announces the CANeLearn online AGM with the elections of four directors and a new members-only section on our website.  We are looking to add your voice to our news, blog, and Twitter feed and invite you to share your stories with us.  As usual, this newsletter also includes updates, links, and items of interest. Scroll down for more!

Please forward this news to your networks by email or using the tools at the bottom.

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Featured Events

Featured Events

2017 CANeLearn Leadership Summit Archives

Check out session presentations, curated documents & video recordings! 

Click here for the Schedule Archive  or the  Google Drive Folder

Events

2017 BOLTT (Bringing Online Teachers Together) Annual Conference

October 13, Downtown Toronto

BC Teachers’ Federation Super Conference

October 20/21, Vancouver

  • 2 days of interactive, inspirational professional learning created by 25 BC teacher specialist associations
  • 30 remarkable keynotes on big ideas on subjects to digital literacy
  • https://www.psasuperconference.ca

Building Student Engagement in Distance & Blended Learning

October 23 & 24, N. Battleford

Events

blendED: Alberta’s Blended & Online Symposium

October 25-27, Edmonton

  • Full day pre-conference on FNMI
  • Register by Sept.30 for early bird!
  • www.blendedalberta.ca
  • Focus on applying flexible learning strategies in various learning spaces

Canada Moodle Moot 2018

February 21-24, Toronto YorkU

  • Early Bird Prices end Oct. 15!
  • Program details & registration at moodlemoot.ca

BC Digital Learning Symposium

April 19-21, Richmond, BC

  • Annual Digital Learning Symposium, brought to you by the BC Partners in Online Learning and the Canadian eLearning Network
  • The focus is on flexible learning models, environments and instructional approaches. 
  • http://canelearn.net/symposium/

Stay Connected!

Stay connected
  • Use #CANeLearn to stream specific items of interest to members. Join the conversation!
  • Follow us on Twitter @CANeLearn , “like” us on Facebook, check out video archives & subscribe to our YouTube Channel
  • Join CANeLearn – $50 for associate membership – access to member-only content!

Announcements

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CANeLearn AGM – Sept. 19 – Online at 11:00 am Eastern

#openedMOOC begins Oct. 1

  • 6-week MOOC from David Wiley & George Siemens
  • Find out more via Jenny Mackness

Global Collaboration Day Sep. 21

2017 Horizon Report Released

  • NewMedia Consortium and CoSN announced the publication of this year’s Horizon Report
  • Click here for a copy!

Ken Spencer Innovation Awards

Avon Maitland’s LearningHUB – wins Premier’s Literacy Award

Review Your Experiences 

CANeLearn has offered networking events archived on our YouTube channel along with images on our Facebook page and featured past events on blog pages and future events on our calendar.  As an organization that is still relatively new, we want to know how we are doing – leave a review of your experiences with CANeLearn.

 

Worth a look…

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Reading

2017 CANeLearn Leadership Summit Archives

5 technology trends for the new school year

  • Education is reaching a tipping point when it comes to using tech in the classroom
  • Five tech trends via ISTE: Coding; Real-time learning feedback; Virtual Reality; Media literacy; and Redefining digital citizenship
  • Read more here

Five Key Questions About the State of Online Learning

  1. Growing or reached a plateau?
  2. Biggest gains since 2010 are?
  3. Issues with quality still?
  4. Where is technology taking online learning?
  5. One key feature of learning in the future is?

British Library’s albums now on Flickr

Instructional Design Competencies for Online High School Teachers Modifying their own Courses

Extract from page 431 of publication – Click here for download/reference

  1. Communicate effectively in visual, oral and written form.
  2. Information presented in learning object is accurate.
  3. The online teacher knows and understands the appropriate use of technologies to enhance learning.
  4. Candidates demonstrate ethical behavior within the applicable cultural context during all aspects of their work and with respect for the diversity of learners in each setting.
  5. The teacher models, guides and encourages legal, ethical, safe and healthy behavior related to technology use.
  6. The online teacher is able to arrange media and content to help transfer knowledge most effectively in the online environment.
  7. Content is presented in a logical sequence based on the learning outcomes.
  8. The teacher plans, designs, and incorporates strategies to encourage active learning, interaction, participation and collaboration in the online environment.
  9. The online teacher is able to create and modify engaging content and appropriate assessments in an online environment.
  10. Candidates demonstrate the ability to select and use technological re sources and processes to support student learning and to enhance their pedagogy.

BOLT – Athabasca U – Blended and Online Learning and Teaching

  • Are you interested in blended and online learning and teaching? Would you like to explore the latest digital technologies and teaching philosophies for educating 21st century learners?
  • BOLT offers K-12 professionals the opportunity to engage in meaningful professional development and to explore opportunities and innovative approaches in flexible, sustainable education.
  • Registration is open!
  • Check out http://cde.athabascau.ca/bolt/

The Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) is a Canadian registered not-for-profit society with a mission to provide leadership that champions student success in online and blended learning by providing members with networking, collaboration, and research opportunities.

“CANeLearn’s mission is to provide leadership that champions student success in online and blended learning.”

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September 4, 2017

Thanks For Coming!

While I was only able to attend the portions that were streamed online…

Thank you for attending the 2017 CANeLearn Leadership Summit!

The overall rating was a resounding 9.2 out of 10 with all sessions rated as excellent and only a handful as good.  Congratulations to our speakers and presenters, those who curated notes in the Google docs, and all of you who added your voice to make this networking event a great success.  Many expressed regret that more leaders were not in attendance and hinted at the notion of a 2018 summit.

As you know, plenary sessions were streamed online and several were recorded.  As well, many of you helped to curate notes in the Google docs and presentations that included slide decks have been loaded into the Google Folder and links are now available in Sched (https://leadershipsummit2017a.sched.com/).  Check out all links to curated documents, files, and photos here: http://canelearn.net/summit17-summary/

CANeLearn Facebook (photos): https://www.facebook.com/CANeLearn/
CANeLearn YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZVrsvfsX_QXLF7n5zCVrSA/videos

Questions?  Let us know.  Thank you for all your support and contributions.  I look forward to continuing to serve you and others across Canada through our Canadian eLearning Network (http://canelearn.net/).

Randy


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August 23, 2017

Welcome to the CANeLearn Leadership Summit!

Another notice about this pan-Canadian event that begins tomorrow.

Greetings and welcome to the CANeLearn Leadership Summit!  We kick off tomorrow afternoon and don’t forget to join us at Thursday night’s social in the Ontario room after the 7:00 pm keynote by Dr. David Porter, CEO eCampusOntario.

This email provides a few reminders for all delegates and presenters registered in the Thursday/Friday event.

Build Your Schedule

Please sign up now for workshop sessions in the summit’s online schedule https://leadershipsummit2017a.sched.com/.  You need to login to do this.  If you have trouble there are links to reset your password on the home page or click https://leadershipsummit2017a.sched.com/password-reset

Rooms are now assigned – feel free to download your schedule to your calendar or print it if you wish.
There are no printed workshop programs with session descriptions…

Session Curation

  • We will be curating sessions using Google documents.  Links will be provided in each session description prior to the leadership summit.
  • We are looking for volunteers to take notes during sessions they attend.  Please let the presenter know if you will be posting notes in the Google document.

Presenters

  1. Please check your session times, note that rooms have been assigned.
  2. Please bring adapters for data projectors (VGA or HDMI).  If you don’t have the appropriate adapter let us know as we have spares to borrow.
  3. Please bring your presentation on a jump drive or have a cloud-based copy in case!
  4. If not done, please add a picture to your profile and web links for attendees.
  5. Computer audio is provided in each room.

In Closing…

Summit plenary sessions will be streamed online via Zoom. 

Please forward this email to others who may be interested.  Tweet it out (hashtag #CANeLearn), post and share with your followers!

We look forward to the summit.  Thank you to the planning committee, presenters, and sponsors for making this event happen!

Questions?  Email info@CANeLearn.net or me at rlabonte@CANeLearn.net.

Regards,

Randy

On behalf of the CANeLearn Network and Ontario Consortium Partners


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Michael The CANeLearn Leadership Summit Keynotes To Be Streamed Online!

Note this pan-Canadian event that begins tomorrow.

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CANeLearn Summer Leadership Summit

Now Live Online!

August 24 & 25

Intercontinental Hotel downtown Toronto

Schedulehttps://leadershipsummit2017a.sched.com/

Please forward this news to your networks by email or using the tools at the bottom.

Can’t make it to Toronto?  Keynote sessions will be streamed live online:

David Porter, CEO, eCampusOntario

  • Rethinking learning resources, experiences & recognition of learning

TELO & AATO Ontario Ministries

  • Updates, priorities, successes, and challenges – New directions for elearning

Consortium Partners  OCeLCOeLCCAVLFOCANeLearn

  • Exemplary Practices; Cross-Canada Perspectives; Structured Dialogue

Click here for schedule links and session information

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It is still not too late to register and attend all sessions on site!

For onsite registration info, see http://canelearn.net/summit17 or click below

Upcoming Events

Events

Upcoming PD…

2017 BOLTT (Bringing Online Teachers Together) Annual Conference

October 13

  • Intercontinental hotel, downtown Toronto ON
  • www.oelc.ca/boltt
  • Call for presentations open

blendED: Alberta’s Blended & Online Symposium

October 25-27

  • Registration Now Open!
  • Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, Edmonton, Alberta
  • www.blendedalberta.ca
  • The focus of the 3-day symposium is on applying flexible learning strategies in various learning spaces
Events

Canada Moodle Moot 2018

February 21-24, 2018

  • York University, Toronto ON
  • Early Bird Prices end Oct. 15!
  • moodlemoot.ca

Digital Learning Symposium

April 18-20, 2018

State of the Nation Program Survey

Stay connected
  • The annual State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada study examines the current state of all forms of K-12 e-learning in Canada.  You can visit the full project website at http://k12sotn.ca/ to view or download materials or the report.
  • We are asking individual programs to contribute to the research by including their own program data.  Please visit http://k12sotn.ca/data/ and click on the province or territory for your K-12 distance, online and/or blended learning program.
  • Look at the “Individual Program Survey Responses” to see if the information for your school or program is up to date and accurate for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Please go to http://tinyurl.com/sotn-program-survey  to update or correct any information, or to add your program’s data to the research compilation.
  • Click here for more information and background on the survey and our request.

Stay Connected!

Stay connected
  • Use #CANeLearn to stream specific items of interest to members. Join the conversation!
  • Follow us on @CANeLearn, “like” us on Facebook, subscribe to our YouTube Channel
  • Check out our Members’ Site
  • Join CANeLearn – only $50 for associate membership!

The Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) is a Canadian registered not-for-profit society with a mission to provide leadership that champions student success in online and blended learning by providing members with networking, collaboration, and research opportunities.

“CANeLearn’s mission is to provide leadership that champions student success in online and blended learning.”

eLearning

August 15, 2017

Michael: Still Time To Register For CANeLearn’s Leadership Summit!

There is still time for you to register too…

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CANeLearn Summer Leadership Summit

August 24 & 25

Intercontinental Hotel downtown Toronto

Featuring

  • Leading K-12 & post-secondary practitioners from across Canada
  • Award-winning Canadian e-learning program showcase
  • Strategies for addressing critical e-learning leadership issues

David Porter, CEO, eCampusOntario

  • Rethinking learning resources, experiences & recognition of learning

TELO & AATO Ontario Ministries

  • Updates, priorities, successes, and challenges – New directions for elearning

Consortium Partners  OCeLCOeLCCAVLFOCANeLearn

  • Exemplary Practices; Cross-Canada Perspectives; Structured Dialogue

Info: http://canelearn.net/summit17

Schedulehttps://leadershipsummit2017a.sched.com/

Click here to register

Please forward this news to your networks by email or using the tools at the bottom.

Upcoming Events

Events

Upcoming PD…

2017 BOLTT (Bringing Online Teachers Together) Annual Conference

October 13

  • Intercontinental hotel, downtown Toronto ON
  • www.oelc.ca/boltt
  • Call for presentations open

blendED: Alberta’s Blended & Online Symposium

October 25-27

  • Registration Now Open!
  • Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, Edmonton, Alberta
  • www.blendedalberta.ca
  • The focus of the 3-day symposium is on applying flexible learning strategies in various learning spaces
Events

Canada Moodle Moot 2018

February 21-24, 2018

  • York University, Toronto ON
  • Early Bird Prices end Oct. 15!
  • moodlemoot.ca

Digital Learning Symposium

April 18-20, 2018

State of the Nation Program Survey

Stay connected
  • The annual State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada study examines the current state of all forms of K-12 e-learning in Canada.  You can visit the full project website at http://k12sotn.ca/ to view or download materials or the report.
  • We are asking individual programs to contribute to the research by including their own program data.  Please visit http://k12sotn.ca/data/ and click on the province or territory for your K-12 distance, online and/or blended learning program.
  • Look at the “Individual Program Survey Responses” to see if the information for your school or program is up to date and accurate for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Please go to http://tinyurl.com/sotn-program-survey  to update or correct any information, or to add your program’s data to the research compilation.
  • Click here for more information and background on the survey and our request.

Stay Connected!

Stay connected
  • Use #CANeLearn to stream specific items of interest to members. Join the conversation!
  • Follow us on @CANeLearn, “like” us on Facebook, subscribe to our YouTube Channel
  • Check out our Members’ Site
  • Join CANeLearn – only $50 for associate membership!

The Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) is a Canadian registered not-for-profit society with a mission to provide leadership that champions student success in online and blended learning by providing members with networking, collaboration, and research opportunities.

“CANeLearn’s mission is to provide leadership that champions student success in online and blended learning.”

eLearning
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