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September 30, 2022

CANeLearn September 2022 Newsletter

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Note this newsletter from a pan-Canadian organization.

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Welcome to the September CANeLearn News.

As we navigate through chaotic weather, storms on the east coast, drought on the west coast, and a warming north, there remain some constants in our world: changing seasons and public education.  We must do our best to preserve both while reconciling our past and building a future for our children.

  • Truth and Reconciliation Day – Tomorrow is a time to reflect and consider how to continue to bring Indigenous perspectives into our teaching – explore the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation site for free national education resources here
  • 20th Annual Digital Learning Symposium – October 19-21 – Vancouver – Join us onsite or virtually online as we come together to forge new paths for K-12 online
  • More information and the #DLsympOct22 program here 

Scroll down to check out some new resources and ideas – archive resources too!

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter #CANeLearn, Facebook, or YouTube.

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20th Annual Digital Learning Symposium

October 19-21 – Downtown Vancouver BC

Virtual registration open – limited seats onsite!

More information and program here

For questions and further information contact conferences@bcedl.ca.

  • Modeling hybrid learning & full technology solutions

  • Focus on evidence-based quality online/blended solutions

  • Sharing insights, effective online pedagogy, and research 

 Register here

Who: The BOLTT Conference focuses on the needs of:

  • Elementary, Intermediate, Secondary, and Adult eTeachers, Hybrid Teachers, Blended Learning Teachers and their administration team;
  • eRegistrars, DeLCs, and/or TELT-Cs; and
  • Technology/Instructional Consultants and Coaches

Where:  Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre

 

February 13-15, 2023 — Austin, TX

Virtual program available!

Register here

Stay Connected!

  • Use #CANeLearn to stream specific items of interest to members. Join the conversation!
  • Follow @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 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

September 27, 2022

REGISTRATION EXTENDED for our Fall Virtual Workshops – Sept 28 2022 – only a few seats left

These sessions may be of interest to some of my readers who are attending this conference (and note that several of the workshops are virtual).

WE HAVE ONLY A FEW SEAT LEFT FOR OUR 1/2 WORKSHOPS HAPPENING
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2022

Registration has been extend until Sept. 27th at noon to ensure you have an opportunity to join us.
REGISTER NOW

2022 Virtual Workshops

We have several amazing half-day workshops that you can attend on Wednesday, September 28th:

  • Choose 1 half-day workshop for $150.00 (cdn) or
  • Choose 1 morning AND 1 afternoon workshop for $300.00 (cdn)

BLOCK ONE – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Hands On BYOD: How to Build Accessible eLearning without Sacrificing your Creativity, Aimee Danao and Linda Lorenzetti
  • Hands On BYOD: Rise to the Next Level with Articulate Rise, Mike Bubyn

BLOCK TWO 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Hands On BYOD: Creative Movement Workshop—Transitions, Animations, and Motion in Storyline, Ron Price

Please go to the Canadian eLearning Conference website for workshop descriptions.

Register now for one or more workshops.

Mark your calendar for Next Year’s Conference
We will be hosting our 13th annual event June 14-16, 2023 in Toronto, ON.
We do hope you will join us next summer.

We’d like to thank our sponsors for their continued support throughout the years, and those joining us at this year’s event.  This event would not be possible without their support.

Our Platinum Sponsor
KnowledgeNow

Our Sponsor
Hemsley Fraser

Sincerely,

The entire Canadian eLearning Conference Committee

Tracy Parish
Social Media/Marketing Director
Canadian eLearning Conference

Copyright © 2022 Canadian Elearning Conference, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in at our website or have attended one of our past events.

Our mailing address is:

Canadian Elearning Conference

Baycrest Health Sciences
3560 Bathurst Street

Toronto, On M6A 2E1

Canada

September 26, 2022

REGISTRATION EXTENDED for our Fall Virtual Workshops – Sept 28 2022

These sessions may be of interest to some of my readers who are attending this conference (and note that several of the workshops are virtual).

WE HAVE ONLY A FEW SEAT LEFT FOR OUR 1/2 WORKSHOPS HAPPENING
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2022
Registration has been extend until Sept. 27th at noon to ensure you have an opportunity to join us.REGISTER NOW

2022 Virtual Workshops

We have several amazing half-day workshops that you can attend on Wednesday, September 28th:

  • Choose 1 half-day workshop for $150.00 (cdn) or
  • Choose 1 morning AND 1 afternoon workshop for $300.00 (cdn)

BLOCK ONE – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Hands On BYOD: How to Build Accessible eLearning without Sacrificing your Creativity, Aimee Danao and Linda Lorenzetti
  • Hands On BYOD: Rise to the Next Level with Articulate Rise, Mike Bubyn

BLOCK TWO 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Hands On BYOD: Creative Movement Workshop—Transitions, Animations, and Motion in Storyline, Ron Price

Please go to the Canadian eLearning Conference website for workshop descriptions.

Register now for one or more workshops.

Mark your calendar for Next Year’s Conference
We will be hosting our 13th annual event June 14-16, 2023 in Toronto, ON.
We do hope you will join us next summer.

We’d like to thank our sponsors for their continued support throughout the years, and those joining us at this year’s event.  This event would not be possible without their support.

Our Platinum Sponsor
KnowledgeNowOur Sponsor
Hemsley Fraser

Sincerely,

The entire Canadian eLearning Conference Committee

Tracy Parish
Social Media/Marketing Director
Canadian eLearning Conference

Copyright © 2022 Canadian Elearning Conference, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in at our website or have attended one of our past events.Our mailing address is:

Canadian Elearning Conference

Baycrest Health Sciences
3560 Bathurst Street

Toronto, On M6A 2E1

Canada

September 21, 2022

CIDER Sessions: Call for Presenters

Always good to get K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning sessions at CIDER.

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CIDER Sessions 

Call for presenters

 As we begin our new season of CIDER Sessions, we invite researchers working in distance, distributed, online, or blended education to present in our ongoing monthly seminar series.

The Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research (CIDER) is a research initiative of the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) and Athabasca University.

The CIDER Sessions are an online, open and free seminar series where researchers or research groups can present their work to a broad audience of fellow researchers, practitioners, and students from across Canada and around the world. Sessions are typically held on the first Wednesday of each month from 11am-noon Mountain time, though some exceptions may be possible to accommodate the presenter. A number of spots may be available for students nearing completion of their dissertation or thesis. International presenters are welcome; all presentations are held in English.

If you have recent research for our CIDER audience and would like to present in this season’s series, please contact Dan Wilton at dwilton@athabascau.ca with the title and a brief description of your research topic, as well as an approximate date when it will be available for presentation. For more information and a growing archive of previous seasons’ sessions, visit:

 

Inaugural session for the 2022-23 season

The CoI Repository and the State of CoI Research

D. Randy Garrison, Martha Cleveland-Innes, Norman Vaughan, Stefan Stenbom, Debra Dell, and Dan Wilton

October 19, 2022, 11:00 MT

The Community of Inquiry Framework is a more than 20-year-old distance education framework that focuses on community-based teaching and learning methods. In the time since its development, there has been a range of tools and resources developed to aid the establishment and evaluation of a Community of Inquiry. This presentation will provide a historical overview, current status, and future research opportunities for this important distance learning framework.

As part of the presentation, the team will introduce a “living synthesis” environment: a curated research repository and community space for researchers, practitioners, and students to share and discuss key publications, core principles, and new developments within the CoI research community. In this interactive session, participants will be invited to contribute to a lively conversation about the CoI and where we go from here.

The presenters include representatives from the “three generations” of CoI researchers: D. Randy Garrison (University of Calgary, emeritus), Martha Cleveland-Innes (Athabasca University), Norman Vaughan (Mount Royal University), Stefan Stenbom (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Debra Dell (Athabasca University), and Dan Wilton (Athabasca University).

Be sure to join us for this first session of the season. No registration required; to join the session, go to:

The Sessions and their recordings are open and available to all, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Our mailing address is:

Athabasca University

Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research
1200, 10011 – 109 Street

Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8

Canada

Article Notice – Online but Not Alone: Teachers’ Perceptions of Effective Online School Leadership (OSL)

This article was brought to my attention in the past few days.

Vol. 37 No. 1 (2022)
RESEARCH ARTICLES

Abstract

Online school leadership (OSL) is of particular interest given the growing number of online education opportunities. As school districts develop more online and blended learning programs, particularly for secondary grade students, the need to examine leadership in these programs is paramount. The literature suggests that most studies focus on effective leadership in bricks and mortar schools, while limited research focuses on leadership in online programs. In this study, we aimed to explore teachers’ perceptions of leadership in online secondary schools in two districts. Our questions focused on secondary teachers’ experiences with leaders in their online schools and how these experiences contribute to perceptions of what makes for effective leadership practices. Using phenomenology, we interviewed six teachers, analyzed for themes and categorized these into a sense of community, organizational learning and empowerment to represent teachers’ perceptions of OSL. Based on these results, we suggest that OSL consists of both foundational and contextualized practices, and that both are necessary for effective OSL. This research has implications for educational leadership broadly, but specifically for leadership in online education.

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