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December 15, 2018

Congress 2019 Registration Opens In January!

There are rarely K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning sessions at this conference – but it is a strong Canadian education conference that I would recommend.

December 2018

Best wishes for a joyous holiday season from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Congress 2019 registration 
opens soon!
We can’t wait to see you in Vancouver next June and registration for Congress 2019, hosted by UBC, will open mid-January. In the interim, browse the 73 association pages for a taste of what they are planning for their members and make note of their various call-for-papers deadlines. And see the fabulous array of UBC programming in the works.
Advertise at Congress
Meet your target audience and build your profile at Canada’s top scholarly event of the year! Visit the Advertise at Congress page on the event website to discover the full range of options available.
Launch of new 
Canadian research fund
This month we are getting our first competition under Canada’s newest research fund. The New Frontiers in Research Fund – a tri-agency program promised in the 2018 federal budget – kicks off with a call to early-career researchers looking to pursue research that takes risks, has big potential impacts and involves multiple disciplines. Additional calls are expected throughout 2019 under this new fund, which will focus on supporting high-risk, fast-breaking, interdisciplinary and international research.
$10,000 x 2

New increased value of the Federation’s two Canada Prizes in 2019
The Federation announced this week the doubling of its Canada Prizes to $10,000 each. Federation President Guy Laforest called it “a testimony to the important impact these exceptional authors are having on Canada’s literary landscape.” Two Canada Prizes are awarded annually to the best scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences (HSS) that have received funding from the Federation’s Awards to Scholarly Publications Program. Two juries, each comprised of four distinguished academics representing a range of disciplines within the HSS, will select the finalists and winners in March and April 2019, respectively.
Big Thinking on AI
What are the social implications of cutting-edge technologies? We’ve had not one but two recent panel lectures on this fascinating topic. Watch the November 14 Big Thinking event on the social implications of artificial intelligence, held in partnership with Dalhousie University and the Halifax Public Libraries. And see the November 7 Big Thinking event on the social implications of emerging technologies, which was part of the Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa.
Big Thinking - The social implications of artificial intelligence
Big Thinking – The social implications of artificial intelligence
Big Thinking - The social implications of emerging technologies
Big Thinking – The social implications of emerging technologies
Bookmark it! blog
Many agree that regulation around reproductive technologies has been a failure, few agree on why. Find out more in this month’s Bookmark it! blog by University of Guelph Assistant Professor Dave Snow, entitled Assisted Reproduction Policy in Canada: Framing, Federalism, and Failure, about government attempts to regulate the field of assisted reproduction. The Bookmark it! series brings you fresh content each month about books of significance to Canadian culture, society and research.
Are you a storyteller?
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has launched its annual #SSHRCStorytellers challenge. Open to all post-secondary students, this nationally renowned contest asks students to show Canadians how humanities and social sciences research is positively affecting our lives, our world and our future. Submissions are being accepted until January 31, and 25 finalists will be invited to Congress 2019 to compete for a spot in the Final Five.
Data management in the research community
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has released a Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative that offers Connection Grants to support the research community’s development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills. Grant applications are being accepted periodically until August 2019.
Members’ Corner 
 How to: Scholarly journals and social media
The Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ) is hosting a webinar on social media strategies for scholarly journals. Join CALJ on January 16for a 1-hour session on how to lead digital and social media marketing strategies, how to measure social media efforts and a look at the top three online tools used by journals. For additional resources, we invite you to watch the Federation’s recent webinar on the Effective use of social media for associations.
Members, this is your spot!
All members of the Federation are invited to submit their latest news to Emily Nelms, Member Relations Officer, to be featured in this Member news section of the Communiqué. Planning an event? Issuing a new report? Awarding a prize? We look forward to receiving and sharing your great news.
Upcoming events
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December 13, 2018

Online Learning News – December 12, 2018 / Bulletin de l’apprentissage en ligne – Le 12 décembre 2018

A Canadian e-learning newsletter from yesterday’s inbox.

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2019 Top Ten Wish List for Online Learning

Contact North | Contact Nord’s wishes, hopes, and in some ways, its predictions for online learning in 2019 fall under five distinct themes:

  1. Increasing access and flexibility;
  2. Improving course design;
  3. Supporting learners;
  4. Innovation in technology; and
  5. Supporting faculty.

The wish list is anchored in what is possible, what is beginning to happen in colleges and universities around the world and also what the sector collectively needs to imagine!

Read Contact North I Contact Nord’s Top Ten Wish List For Online Learning In 2019

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Explore how integrating agile design made it possible to ensure maximum flexibility and currency in the choice of tools and technologies, essential in a course on the integration of technology in teaching as part of the Master of Secondary Education at l’Université du Québec à Trois Rivières in Quebec, Canada. The tools and examples used each year reflect the latest in technologies and pedagogical thinking.

Learn how Yorkville University in New Brunswick, Canada designed a strategy to offer practicums in counselling at a distance to a quality standard acceptable to the professional regulatory bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Interaction between students and clients are recorded and analyzed by the course instructor, site supervisors, and the student.

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Access the resources of over 80 teaching and learning centres in colleges and universities in Ontario and across Canada that support faculty and instructors by offering resources, tools, coaching, and training to help enhance teaching and learning strategies, assessment practices, and student interaction.

Search the directory by province, institution name or enter a keyword to find resources and tools available for use by faculty and instructors at any institution.

Search the list of teaching and learning centres

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Must-Read Books on Online Learning

Books to inspire and guide those committed to the development, expansion and improvement of online learning.

For Faculty and Instructors

High Impact Practices in Online Learning

For Instructional Designers

Gamification – Using Game Elements in Serious Contexts

For Policy-Makers and Administrators

Power Up Blended Learning: A Professional Learning Infrastructure to Support Sustainable Change

Explore All Must-Read Selections

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La liste des 10 souhaits prioritaires pour l’apprentissage en ligne en 2019

Les souhaits et les espoirs de Contact North | Contact Nord et, d’une certaine manière, ses prévisions concernant l’apprentissage en ligne en 2019 relèvent de cinq thèmes distincts :

  1. Augmentation de l’accès et de la flexibilité;
  2. Amélioration la conception des cours;
  3. Soutien aux étudiantes et aux étudiants;
  4. Innovation technologique;
  5. Soutien du personnel enseignant.

La liste de souhaits s’inscrit dans ce qui est possible, ce qui commence à se concrétiser dans les collèges et universités du monde entier et ce que le secteur doit collectivement imaginer.

Consultez la liste des 10 souhaits prioritaires de Contact North | Contact Nord pour l’apprentissage en ligne en 2019.

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Explorez les façons dont l’intégration de la conception agile a permis d’assurer un maximum de souplesse et de pertinence dans le choix des outils et des technologies, indispensables dans un cours d’intégration des technologies à l’enseignement dans le cadre de la maîtrise en enseignement secondaire à l’Université du Québec à Trois Rivières au Québec, au Canada. Les outils et exemples utilisés chaque année mettent en valeur les nouveautés en technologie et en pensée pédagogique.

Découvrez comment la Yorkville University au New Brunswick, au Canada a conçu une stratégie visant à offrir des stages de conseil à distance d’un niveau de qualité acceptable pour les organismes de réglementation professionnels en matière de counseling et de psychothérapie. Les interactions entre les étudiantes, les étudiants et la clientèle sont enregistrées et analysées par l’instructrice ou instructeur du cours, les superviseures et superviseurs de site et l’étudiante ou l’étudiant.

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À l’intention du personnel enseignant

High Impact Practices in Online Learning 
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Gamification – Using Game Elements in Serious Contexts (La ludification : utilisation des éléments de jeu dans des contextes sérieux)

À l’intention des cadres et des responsables des politiques

Power Up Blended Learning: A Professional Learning Infrastructure to Support Sustainable Change (Le démarrage de l’apprentissage hybride : une infrastructure d’apprentissage professionnelle pour le soutien d’un changement durable)

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December 7, 2018

Last Call For Speakers For The 2019 Canadian eLearning Conference

A final reminder about this Canadian conference that has its call for proposals due today.

Canadian eLearning Conference
July 18 – 19, 2019

  • Call for Proposals closes at midnight tonight, December 7th

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Call-For-Speakers for concurrent sessions is open until December 7, 2018

and Show-and-Share Presenters is open until April 1, 2019

Your work is worth sharing and submitting a proposal is easy! 
Take a few minutes to listen to this interview between committee member Sarah Dewar and Bianca Woods, Sr. Manager of Programming from the eLearning Guild.  Bianca has some great tips from deciding if you are ready to present, what should you propose to speak on, and even some help on how to write a proposal.

Stay up-to-date with all that is happening at our 10th Anniversary event on our newly launched site.  You can us at http://canadianelearning.ca and on Twitter @cdnelearning.

We’ll be adding more information about workshops and sessions in the coming months, as well as opening up registration.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Conference.

Sincerely
Tracy Parish,
Social Media/Marketing Director
Canadian eLearning Conference

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December 5, 2018

2019 Call For Speakers – Proposals Due This Friday

Note that the deadline for this Canadian-based conference is in three days.

Canadian eLearning Conference
July 18 – 19, 2019

We want to learn from you.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Call-For-Speakers for concurrent sessions is open until December 7, 2018.

and Show-and-Share Presenters is open until April 1, 2019.

Your work is worth sharing and submitting a proposal is easy! 
Take a few minutes to listen to this interview between committee member Sarah Dewar and Bianca Woods, Sr. Manager of Programming from the eLearning Guild.  Bianca has some great tips from deciding if you are ready to present, what should you propose to speak on, and even some help on how to write a proposal.
Stay up-to-date with all that is happening at our 10th Anniversary event on our newly launched site.  You can find us at http://canadianelearning.ca.

We’ll be adding more information about workshops and sessions in the coming months, as well as opening up registration.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Conference.

Sincerely
Tracy Parish,
Social Media/Marketing Director
Canadian eLearning Conference

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December 3, 2018

CANeLearn November 2018 Newsletter

A newsletter from Friday’s inbox from this Canadian organization.

Canadian eLearning Network

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Hello, welcome to November CANeLearn News.

This newsletter provides event updates, links to several archives worth reviewing, news and announcements, along with a curated list of research and articles relevant to leaders and practitioners of blended and online learning.

Also, this month we welcome Ramona Stillar from Light of Christ Catholic Schools to the CANeLearn Board of Directors.  Ramona brings years of experience from her work in Saskatchewan.  Welcome, Ramona!

We continue to ask you to add your voice to our news, blog, Twitter feed, and Facebook page, and we invite you to share your stories with us.

Please forward this news on your own networks using the tools at the bottom.

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Featured Events

Featured Events

CANeLearn – BC Partners Digital Learning Symposium

April 7-9 in Vancouver

  • Theme: “Fostering Inquiry: Personal Learning in Digital Environments”
  • Featuring EdTechTeam, Microsoft Education & Skills session
  • Discounts for members and groups
  • Non-member and attending?  Join CANeLearn for the same price!
  • https://canelearn.net/symposium19

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2019 BOLTT (Bringing Online Teachers Together)

May 9-10 in Ottawa

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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!

In the News

Missed BOLTT18 in Toronto? 

Check out links to Padlet’s used to curate all the resources and presentatons: http://www.boltt.ca/toronto-fall-conference/toronto-schedule/

Special Report: Funding and Resourcing of Distributed Learning in Canada

  • The State of the Nation and CANeLearn research team has published a new policy brief on funding for online programs
  • The brief brief examines the nature of distributed learning funding in British Columbia and how that compares to other jurisdictions in Canada and the United States
  • Click here to view or download

Saskatchewan IT Summit 2019 – Call for Presenters

SK May 6-7, 2019 IT Summit

MindShare Learning Moment

Podcast with Randy LaBonte, CEO, on #CESBA2018 conference in Toronto

Teaching Online or
Hoarding Frogs in a Wheel Barrow

Why do students sometimes stumble right out of the gate, fall through the cracks midstream, or abandon course just when the finish line is in sight?

iNACOL Highlights

View highlights of the iNACOL Symposium 2018 – keynote presentations and resources

Bookmark for your holiday reading…

Reading

Coming in two weeks!

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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.

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