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November 5, 2022

[New post] Learning Commons Newsletter – November 2nd, 2022

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A newsletter from a Canadian-based K-12 online learning program.

Learning Commons Newsletter – November 2nd, 2022

Cynthia Duncalfe

Nov 4

Welcome to November; a time to read, research, pay reverence to our veterans and explore Fall related activities.

If you are new to the Learning Commons and have not received a welcome letter please read this overview.  Feel free to reach out to us on Live Chat here from 9-3 pm on school days. Or reach out after hours and a ticket will be sent to our team. We will be happy to reply later by email.

Grace and Peace from the Learning Commons.

December 7, 2021

British Columbia (Canada): New Online Learning Model

The Canadian province of British Columbia has released a new online learning model and process (to replace their old distributed learning model).  I wanted to highlight a couple of the resources that have been released this far.  The first is a more general page that appears for the general public.

The new online learning model

On this page

  • Why the change to online learning
  • How online learning will work
  • How decisions about online learning were made
  • Your feedback matters

Download a copy

Get an overview of this information to see what’s changing:

  • English infosheet (PDF)
  • Français fiche d’information (PDF)

For more info, visit

The second resource is mainly for administrators it seems.

Online learning information for administrators

June 1, 2020

[L_OSBC_Announce] Shared ED Supports Education

Note this item from the Open School BC folks.

With over 1400 resources made available over the last couple of weeks we have become the go to place for education resources.

Working with Open School BC and schools, school districts and teachers we offer resources to share as well as the ability to connect, contribute and collaborate.

Approved For Publication

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I invite you to share this with your friends and colleagues.

Thank you,
Michael Cochrane
Open School BC

L_OSBC_Announce mailing list

April 21, 2020

Moodle Hub Members Area: 2020 Digital Learning Symposium – Now Online

Note this up-coming online Canadian conference.

2020 Digital Learning Symposium – now online by
Moodle Hub – Sunday, 19 April 2020, 7:59 AM
The 2020 Digital Learning Symposium conference is coming up quickly. It will take place online during April 27th – April 30th.

Kudos to the organizers for quickly switching from an in person format, which had to be cancelled due to Covid, to a fully online format. This conference resonates well with educators, primarily due to it’s focus on teacher needs.

To register for the conference and to see the program, please follow this link:

April 17, 2020

[L_OSBC_Announce] Open School BC Has More

Like I say at some point most days these days, I’m getting a backlog in items that I want to post, so I’ll start posting them more frequently for the rest of the day.

A resource from a Canadian K-12 distance learning program.

Open School BC has more resources (of course) for you to try out during the school closure.

We invite you to check out our daily “Activity” for school children of all ages. These are device free and simple to use for students and parents and teachers looking for activities during these trying times.

This site is updated every school day so you can check back regularly, we invite you to pass this learning resource site address along to your friends and colleagues to discover.

Thank you,
Michael Cochrane
Open School BC
L_OSBC_Announce mailing list

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