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March 9, 2019

[L_OSBC_Announce] Spring Thing

Note this Canadian conference next month.

An invitation to join us at the eLearning Symposium.

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March 4, 2019

[L_OSBC_Announce] Spring Symposium

Note this up-coming Canadian conference.

Come join us at this year’s Spring Symposium in Burnaby, as well as our usual presence we will be a part of the Digital Playground, offering Moodle tips and tricks.

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February 16, 2019

[L_OSBC_Announce] FW: April Digital Learning Symposium

Another notice about this BC-based conference.

Stop by our booth to say hi or drop into the digital playground for some Moodle insight.

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From: Canadian eLearning Network <info@CANeLearn.net>

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eLearning

Join us April 7-9 in Vancouver!

Don’t miss out on the digital learning event of the year!

Join EdTechTeam Canada, Microsoft Canada, Moodle, Canvas, StudyForge, and leading practitioners for the new annual DL Symposium!  Learn new ways to implement, manage, and amplify digital learning in your virtual or in-person classroom!

Please use the links at the bottom of this email to share with others!

Start Your Experience Off Right

Take advantage of the Pre-Summit Workshops on Sunday to dive deep into topics such as Design Thinking, AR/VR, Minecraft, and Coding.

Your Keynote Speakers

Join George Barcenas, Brian Hamm and Catherine Zeisner as they share how to foster inquiry in your classroom.

Sessions for Every Level

Learn how you can easily connect the virtual and face-to-face world utilizing different applications, no matter your skill level.

Let’s foster inquiry together to amplify personal learning in digital environments

The Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) is a Canadian registered not-for-profit society with a vision to be the leading voice in Canada for learner success in K-12 online and blended learning.  CANeLearn provides members with networking, collaboration, and research opportunities..

CANeLearn promotes effective practice in online and blended learning; fosters community and facilitates interaction among online and blended learning educators; and connects educators to online and blended learning organizations.

eLearning

January 28, 2019

[L_OSBC_Announce] DL Symposium

Information about an up-coming Canadian conference.

2019 Digital Learning Symposium
Fostering Inquiry: Personal Learning in Digital Environments
April 7 – 9, 2019 —Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre
http://CANeLearn.net/symposium19/

Partnering with EdTechTeam & Microsoft Education!
Pre-Summit skills – Coding, GSuite, O365, & more
Pre-Summit program: http://bit.ly/2019DLpre-summit
Main program: https://2019dlsymposium.sched.com/

http://CANeLearn.net/symposium19/
Program at: https://2019dlsymposium.sched.com/
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December 28, 2018

Improving Equity And Accountability: Report of the Funding Model Review Panel

Shortly before Christmas this report was released by the Government of British Columbia.  As folks may remember, the purpose of this process was “to review and provide recommendations to the way funding is allocated in the K-12 public education sector in British Columbia,” including the funding for distributed learning (i.e., distance learning).  You can find out more at:

One of the most important items in the report was:

“Recommendation 9

The Ministry should base funding allocations for school age education programming on the number of students, rather than on the number of courses being taken.  The Ministry should phase out the current course-based funding model by the 2020/2021 school year.

Recommendation 10

With the shift to a per-student-based funding model, the Ministry should develop a new policy and program delivery model for Distributed Learning to ensure consistent access to quality programming for all students in the province.”

In terms of the actual content, the main section related to distributed learning is for Recommendation 9, which can be found on page 26 of the report.  Read as a whole, the report seems to be suggesting that distributed learning should be funding at the same level as brick-and-mortar schooling.

You may recall, that was one of the recommendations that I made in the report on the funding of distributed learning in Canada that I authored, which can be found at:

https://k12sotn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/DL-Funding-Report.pdf

I would copy and paste more of the material into this message, but the Government of British Columbia has locked the document to prevent folks from copying and pasting.

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