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July 23, 2017

A Blended Learning (R)Evolution

From the neo-liberals…

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July 21, 2017

CANeLearn Summer Updates

One for our Canadian colleagues.

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CANeLearn Summer Update #2

  • CANeLearn Leadership Summit – Toronto Aug 24/25 – $209 hotel deadline July 26!
  • State of the Nation Research – Program Survey Update
  • Mark your calendars: Upcoming PD & Digital Learning Symposium April 18-20

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Featured Events


CANeLearn Summer Leadership Summit

August 24 & 25

Intercontinental Hotel downtown Toronto

Guest rooms $209 ~ Book by July 26!


  • 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
  • Rethinking learning experiences
  • Rethinking recognition of learning

eLearning Ontario (TeLO) Team 

  • Updates & priorities
  • Challenges & opportunities
  • New directions for elearning

Consortium Partners & Practitioners


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Hotel and Venue

Guest room rates $209 for the event & weekend following – a $200 savings — limited availability!  Deadline July 26

Book your room now!


Upcoming PD…

2017 BOLTT (Bringing Online Teachers Together) Annual Conference

October 13

  • Intercontinental hotel, downtown Toronto ON
  • Call for presentations open

blendED: Alberta’s Blended & Online Symposium

October 25-27

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

Canada Moodle Moot 2018

February 21-24, 2018

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

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 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 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  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!

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  • 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.”

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July 20, 2017

Illinois Virtual School 2017-2018 Partnership Agreement Form

From yesterday’s inbox.

Please read: Important 2017-2018 school year information
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Thank you for being an IVS Partner School!

As a valued partner of Illinois Virtual School, we want you to have first access to our updated Partner Agreement and Contact Designation Form. We have included important updates so please take a minute to read it over. IVS has streamlined some processes and added a student payment option.

Once you have read over the information you have three options:

  1. If you have no changes in personnel or payment responsibility, then simply reply back to this email ‘no changes.’
  2. If you have new contacts for us to include in our system then fill out all forms required in the FY18 Partnership Agreement Form and return it to or fax it to 888-440-7743.
  3. If you have no new contact information but would like to switch to the student billing option, you need only send back the Student Payment Responsibility Form. 
Providing us with requested information will make your and your students’ experiences with us that much smoother. We appreciate your time and continued trust in helping to educate your students towards future goals.

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USDLA Newsletter 2017 (07-18-2017)

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The Envisioning Report for Empowering Universities This is a report by the expert pools of the EMPOWER programme established by EADTU to cover the latest trends and developments in new modes of teaching. New modes of teaching and learning create new opportunities for enhancing the quality of the learning experience in on campus programmes, reaching […]

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Distance Learning: A Game ChangerPrevious research identified a variety of special populations which may be serviced through online learning activities. These have included the military, Native Americans, prisoners, remote occupations, and others. This paper focuses the growing role of distance learning opportunities for student and professional athletes. Special attention is directed at the rules and regulations at the high […]

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A National Study of Online Learning Leaders in US Higher EducationOnline learning in US higher education continues to grow dramatically. The most recent estimates indicate that about 30% of all students enroll in at least one online course (Allen & Seamen, 2016). As this important type of academic offering has become increasingly important to institutions of higher education, Presidents and Provosts have frequently established leadership […]

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Open, Online, and Blended: Transactional Interactions with MOOC Content by Learners in Three Different Course FormatsDuring the 2013-14 academic year, Harvard University piloted the use of MOOCs as tools for blended learning in select undergraduate and graduate residential and online courses. One of these courses, The Ancient Greek Hero, combined for credit (Harvard College and Harvard Extension School) and open online (HarvardX) groups into a single online unit, marking the first […]

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MOOCs and open education: Possible roles, pedagogical practices, personalization, and pending trends.In this article, Professors Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, and Thomas H. Reynolds discuss the events that led to their recently edited book on MOOCs and Open Education Around the World as well as a special journal issue on this same topic. They reflect on the role of MOOCs and open […]

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Report: Top 5 Vendors in Global AR Education MarketTechnavio predicts the worldwide AR in education market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 82 percent by 2021. Campus Technology

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WGU to Honor More than 10,000 Graduates at 33rd Semi-Annual CommencementSALT LAKE CITY Western Governors University (WGU) will recognize more than 10,000 graduates at the university’s 33rd semi-annual commencement ceremony on July 15 at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. The ceremony, which will be streamed live online will begin at 9:45 a.m., MDT. While all WGU graduates […]

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Video Gives Us a Peek Into the Future of How AR and VR Will Work TogetherWe’re all waiting for the day when you can put on a singular, tether-free headset and experience all the VR that VR/AR/MR have to offer and NormalVR, a small but focused group of passionate immersive media creators just gave us a peek into what’s possible when you mash it all together. Road to VR

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Why You Should Worry About Losing Net NeutralityDo you use the Internet? Then you have some work to do right now. The new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is leading a dangerous effort to roll back net neutrality rules that keep Internet service providers (ISPs) from engaging in data discrimination, like slowing down Internet speeds for some content and charging a fee for fast […]

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July 19, 2017

[AECT] The Excitement Is Building

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