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December 12, 2019

Online Learning News – December 11, 2019 / Bulletin de l’apprentissage en ligne – Le 11 décembre 2019

Another newsletter from a pan-Canadian online learning organization.

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Search the Updated Directory of
Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences from Around the World for 2020

You can now search the 42nd edition of the Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences by Contact North I Contact Nord Research Associate, Clayton R. Wright, updated to include 2020 conferences.

Use three unique search features of the comprehensive directory offered by Contact North I Contact Nord:

  • Sort the directory by date, conference name or country
  • Filter the results by date or country
  • Search for a conference name, country or topic using a keyword search

Check for events in Canada, the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Australia and Pacific Islands focused on teaching, learning, and educational administration, as well as technology in education.

Search the Directory

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Students Develop Games for Learning at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland

Explore the Gamification Toolbox developed at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, an English-language open educational resource, with detailed descriptions of how to play each game, as well as templates and models. The games, quizzes, discussions, and simulations provide training for the insurance industry and content can be modified to include information relevant in various countries.

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Download Presentations from ONLINE LEARNING 2019

If you were unable to attend ONLINE LEARNING 2019, you can download presentations from the more than 100+ interactive sessions that took place from October 8–10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

Click here to access the presentation gallery. Use the search tool to find presentations by presenter name, institution, presentation title, track or keywords.

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Read Dr. Tony Bates’ Latest Blog Post 

Read Contact North I Contact Nord Research Associate Dr. Tony Bates’ latest blog post:

Learning analytics – or learner surveillance?

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Search the Directory of Teaching and Learning Centres in Ontario and across Canada

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 of teaching and learning centres

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Must-Read Books on Online Learning

Innovations in Teaching and Learning

Must-Read Books on Online Learning features books and articles of interest to those involved in the expansion and improvement of online learning.

For Faculty and Instructors

Small Teaching – Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning

For Instructional Designers

Small Teaching Online – Applying Learning Science in Online Classes

For Policy-Makers and Administrators

College (Un)bound – The Future of Higher Education and What it Means for Students

Browse all Must-Read Books

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Most Popular Resources on teachonline.ca
  1. A New Pedagogy is Emerging… and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor
  2. Searchable Directory of 1,700 Upcoming Education and Technology Conferences from Around the World
  3. How Communities of Inquiry Drive Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
  4. Designing and Developing Student-Centered, Competency-Based Online Learning at La Cité in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  5. Training Opportunities
     
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Consultez le répertoire actualisé des conférences à l’échelle international qui portent sur la technologie éducative et les secteurs apparentés en 2020

Vous pouvez maintenant consulter la 42e édition du répertoire Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences produit par Clayton R. Wright, associé de recherche à Contact North I Contact Nord. Actualisé pour inclure les conférences de 2020.

Utilisez les trois fonctions de recherche de ce répertoire complet offert par Contact North I Contact Nord:

  • Triage du répertoire par date, nom de conférence ou pays
  • Filtrage des résultats par date ou pays
  • Recherche par nom de conférence, par pays ou par thème (par exemple, hybride) à l’aide d’une recherche par mot clé

Trouvez des événements au Canada, aux États-Unis, en Europe, en Amérique latine, en Asie, en Afrique, au Moyen-Orient, en Australie et dans les îles du Pacifique, qui couvrent l’enseignement, l’apprentissage et l’administration éducationnelle ainsi que la technologie dans l’éducation.

Consultez le répertoire

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Des étudiantes et étudiants élaborent des jeux pour l’apprentissage à l’Université de Saint-Gall en Suisse

La boîte à outils en ludification élaborée à l’Université de Saint-Gall en Suisse est une ressource pédagogique ouverte de langue anglaise qui comprend des descriptions détaillées pour mener chaque jeu, ainsi que des modèles et gabarits. Les jeux, jeux-questionnaires, discussions et simulations offrent une formation au secteur des assurances. Le contenu peut être modifié afin d’incorporer des données pertinentes à l’étrangert.

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Télécharger les présentations de ONLINE LEARNING 2019

Si vous n’avez pas été en mesure de participer à ONLINE LEARNING 2019, vous pouvez télécharger les présentations de plus de 100 séances interactives qui ont eu lieu du 8 au 10 octobre 2019 à Toronto, Canada. 

Cliquez ici pour accéder à la galerie des présentations. Utilisez l’outil de recherche pour trouver les présentations par nom de présentatrice ou présentateur, établissement, titre de présentation, piste ou mots clés. 

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Lire les derniers billets du blogue de monsieur Tony Bates

Veuillez lire la série de billets du blogue de monsieur Tony Bates, associé de recherche à Contact North I Contact Nord, intitulée :

Learning analytics – or learner surveillance? (L’analyse de l’apprentissage – ou la surveillance de l’apprenante et l’apprenant)

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Effectuez une recherche dans le Répertoire des centres d’enseignement et d’apprentissage en Ontario et partout au Canada

Accédez aux ressources des centres d’enseignement et d’apprentissage dans plus de 80 collèges et universités de l’Ontario et de partout au Canada qui permettent d’appuyer le corps professoral, les instructrices et les instructeurs au moyen de ressources, d’outils, de coaching et de formation qui servent à améliorer les stratégies d’enseignement et d’apprentissage, les pratiques d’évaluation et les interactions avec les étudiantes et les étudiants.

Effectuez une recherche parmi les centres d’enseignement et d’apprentissage

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Les lectures essentielles sur l’apprentissage en ligne

Innovations dans l’enseignement et l’apprentissage

Les lectures essentielles sur l’apprentissage en ligne nous proposent des ouvrages et des articles d’intérêt pour les personnes qui s’investissent à accroitre la portée et à améliorer l’apprentissage en ligne.

À l’intention des concepteurs pédagogiques

Small Teaching – Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (« Small Teaching » – Leçons quotidiennes de la science de l’apprentissage)

À l’intention des concepteurs pédagogiques

Small Teaching Online – Applying Learning Science in Online Classes
(« Small Teaching » en ligne – Mettre en pratique les sciences de l’apprentissage aux classes en ligne)

À l’intention des cadres et des responsables des politiques

College (Un)bound – The Future of Higher Education and What it Means for Students
(« College (Un)bound » – L’avenir de l’enseignement supérieur et ce qu’il signifie pour les étudiantes et étudiants)

Parcourez les lectures essentielles

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Les ressources les plus populaires du portail teachonline.ca
  1. A New Pedagogy is Emerging… and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor (Une nouvelle pédagogie émerge… et l’apprentissage en ligne en est un facteur d’influence)
  2. Searchable Directory of 1,700 Upcoming Education and Technology Conferences from Around the World (Un répertoire de recherche sur plus de 1 700 conférences à venir sur l’éducation et la technologie dans le monde)
  3. How Communities of Inquiry Drive Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age (Comment les communautés d’enquête propulsent l’enseignement et l’apprentissage à l’ère numérique)
  4. Designing and Developing Student-Centered, Competency-Based Online Learning at La Cité in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Concevoir et développer un apprentissage en ligne axé sur les compétences et centré sur l’étudiante et l’étudiant à La Cité à Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
  5. Training Opportunities (Les ressources et les occasions de formation)
Visitez teachonline.ca dès aujourd’hui afin de constater vous-même pourquoi il attire chaque mois plus de 200 000 visites du personnel enseignant et de formation, des administrateurs, des fournisseurs de technologie et des décideurs de partout en Ontario et dans le monde pour se servir des ressources disponibles sur le portail.

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December Newsletter

A newsletter from a pan-Canadian e-learning organization.

Canadian eLearning Network

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Hello Michael, welcome to December CANeLearn News.

Good morning and welcome to the countdown to the holidays.  If you are lucky enough to be pursuing the heat, we wish you safe travels.  If not, we hope you enjoy outdoor exercise!

CANeLearn will be presenting and networking at the 2nd annual DLAC in Austin (Feb.24-26) and BOLTT, Apr. 2-3 in Toronto.  The DL Symposium 2020 in Vancouver/Burnaby (Apr. 19-21) will feature a number of #CANeLearn members, board leaders, along with researchers and leading practitioners.  Early bird rates close December 20 and the hotel sells out.  Register and book your room today!

CANeLearn and Michael Barbour, principal researcher for the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada report, have completed the digital updates for the annual survey which is posted here, and you can read more about it below.  David Porter, CEO of eCampusOntario and CANeLearn board member, is moving on to build yet another new program – this time at Humber College.  Read about it here.  We thank both for their continuing contributions to e-learning in Canada and the CANeLearn network.

Stay tuned for more on the role that e-learning is playing in policy and funding reforms going on in many provinces.  Check out the latest in Ontario’s shifting landscape on our blog site here.  Also, check out People for Education’s summary of the November 2nd panel presentation on “the Pros and Cons of e-Learning”.

Finally, happy holidays from the CANeLearn board, team, and network supporters!

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

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In the News

2019 State of the Nation Report

  • CANeLearn and Michael Barbour, principal researcher for the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada research launched digital updates for the annual survey posted here
  • The 12th issue of the report is the seventh year of CANeLearn support
  • New policy changes in several provinces have sparked public debate about the effectiveness and application of e-learning
  • Now, more than ever, research specific to e-learning in K-12 education in Canada is necessary to inform policy changes and the conversations generated
  • Check out issues papers and informative vignettes in Nova ScotiaQuébecOntarioManitobaAlbertaNorthwest Territories, and the federally supported FNMI programs

Blockchain Application in K-12?

  • A new consortium piloting a “learning credential blockchain” that allows for sharing of student’s digital learning records in a “tamper-evident” environment
  • Read about it here

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  • Check out the five major social and pedagogical challenges in online learning for Ontario posted here and reposted on the State of the Nation website here

2019 Survey of Online Learning in Canadian Post-Secondary

  • Canadian Digital Learning Research Association (CDLRA) has just released the national report on its third annual survey of online and distance education in Canadian public post-secondary institutions
  • Over 3/4 of all Canadian post-secondary institutions offer online courses for credit and enrolment grew by 10% from 2017-18
  • Negative perceptions of online learning decreased with increasing acceptance of online learning
  • Institutions also offer blended/hybrid courses which are also growing in number
  • 79% of institutions reported inadequate training for faculty, and faculty are rarely required to take part in professional learning for teaching online
  • Read the report here…
  • Check out Michael Barbour’s analysis of the report here

 

Featured Events

Featured Events

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Digital Learning Collaborative Annual Conference

February 24-26, 2020 – Austin TX

https://www.deelac.com/

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2020 BOLTT (Bringing Online Teachers Together)

April 2-3, 2020 in Toronto

http://www.boltt.ca/toronto-fall-conference/

Download a flyer to share here (PDF)

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2020 Digital Learning Symposium

April 19-21 in Vancouver BC

Early bird group/member rates – $395/person!

​One day registration for Sunday only…

Call for proposals closes soon!

https://canelearn.net/symposium20/

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OTESSA ~ Inaugural Conference!

Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association

May 31-June 2 in London ON

https://otessa.org/

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Clayton R. Wright List of EdTech Conferences via @Downes

https://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=70103

Resources for the Digital Classroom

Reading

Canva for Education: Pro version now free for educators/students

Canva’s pro features are now available free for classrooms (application required).

  • Create infographics, presentations, posters, and visually appealing documents.
  • “Canva provides students with the tools to create memorable presentations, collages, and striking infographics.” Richard Byrne, FreeTech4Teachers.com
  • Find out more here

SunWest School Division’s Resource Bank

  • Discover activities, lessons, reading materials, and resources for every Saskatchewan learning outcome in SunWest’s repository.  Check it out here.

Common Sense Education

  • A publication of digital classroom tools and teacher-approved resources — including apps, tools, and videos
  • The summary is posted here

Adventures in Archives

Aurora Institute (formerly iNACOL) Symposium 2020

  • Check out the shift in the organization and its focus based on this assortment of keynote presentations from the October Symposium in San Antonio posted here

Joe Sisco’s Keynote from blendED Alberta

See all CANeLearn archives here   (members only)

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.

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December 4, 2019

❄ What’s New at MFNERC ❄

Note that the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Center manages the Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate.  This is their latest newsletter.

Highlights

ASL Family Get Together

Five families from St. Theresa Point, Garden Hill, and Wasagamack First Nations had a fun get-together in Winnipeg on October 30th, focusing on American Sign Language (ASL) communication.

Evolution of Training Initiatives

MFNERC’s Training Initiatives provides accredited professional development required to implement innovative programming in schools.

Congratulations Graduates

MFNERC would like to congratulate Kimberley Moors, Gabrielle Peterson, and Trevor Wilson for graduating with their Masters in Occupational Therapy.

Literacy Round Tables

MFNERC held two Middle Years Literacy Roundtables focusing on “Reading Comprehension Strategies to Promote Higher Level Thinking.” One two-day session in Thompson, and the other was held in Winnipeg.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date

Our annual open house is on Wednesday, December 18th, 11 am-3 pm. Join us for a delicious hot lunch. There will also be door prizes for the first 100 people!
May 6-8, 2020

Student Well-Being: Balancing of the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit

MFNERC is proud to present this year’s Lighting the Fire Conference on May 6-8, 2020 at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Winnipeg. This year’s theme is Student Well-Being: Balancing of the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit.

For students to succeed in school, community and life, it is their parents, family and community leaders who guide them as their role models. Educators, whether it be a teacher, educational assistant, or language teacher, can create profound experiences in the lives of our students. First Nations youth thrive when there is a grounded connection with their family, school, community and territory. Cultural identity is further strengthened with traditional activities whether it’s learning on the land or from the Elders in the home or classroom.

The spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being of our children need to be in balance. The First Nations ways of healing and growing is a holistic approach, always considering these four relationships. Daily practices of gratitude is one of the foundations of the First Nations way of life and reclaiming and honouring our students well-being today will make for healthy nations into the 21st Century and beyond.

This year’s professional development sessions will focus on providing program models to school staff and community members to enhance student well-being. Culture and language will be woven in the four streams; emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being. First Nations teachings related to balance and wellness will include activities such as storytelling, traditional practices, sports, medicine and land-based teachings which are some of touch stones that create a fuller understanding of this year’s theme.

What’s New at the Instructional Resource Center

The Instructional Resource Centre (IRC) provides curriculum-appropriate materials to all First Nations schools in Manitoba. As a lending library, teachers and staff can borrow our items. If you are struggling to find a resource or can’t purchase one, put in a request to IRC, and we will do our best to find the resource or work with you to find an appropriate alternative. Our library supports MFNSS and MFNERC schools with lengthy lending privileges.

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“Impact: Colonialism in Canada” is a collection of fiction, poetry, essays, and creative non-fiction featuring the works of over 20 Indigenous Canadian writers. We are pleased to offer this anthology on a 50% off discount now. Get yours today!

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December 3, 2019

People For Education – We’re At The Table – But We Need Your Help!

A #GivingTuesday solicitation from an Ontario-based organization that has taken a fairly measured stance on K-12 e-learning in that province.

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Dear People for Education supporter,

People for Education is committed to standing up for public education. But we need your help to continue.

In these turbulent times, it is more important than ever that there is a strong independent voice at the table, providing the facts about education – to policy-makers, the public, and you, our subscribers.

It’s Giving Tuesday, and we need your support now, more than ever. Please donate today to ensure that People for Education can continue to have an impact.

With your help, People for Education has accomplished a lot this year:

  • We’ve had an impact on e-learning policy
  • We’ve provided the facts about class size funding
  • We’re on air and in print
  • We’re working across Canada
  • We’re at the table – with policy-makers, politicians and Ministry staff.

People for Education is relying on your support to ensure that we can continue to be a strong and independent voice for our schools, our students, and our future.

To make your impact last even longer, please consider becoming a monthly donor. Even $5 a month makes a real difference.

Thank you so much in advance for your support.

Sincerely,

Annie Kidder

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November 29, 2019

Canadian eLearning Conference – 2020 Call for Speakers and Keynote Announcement

Note this Spring time conference in Canada.

Canadian eLearning Conference
June 25 & 26, 2020

We want to share a few announcements:

  • Introducing our Keynote Speaker

  • Call for Proposals: We want to learn from you

2020 marks the Canadian eLearning Conference’s 11th annual event.  The committee has begun to prepare and plan for starting the next decade off with great workshops, sessions, and opportunities to learn and network with one another.

Introducing Our Keynote Speaker:
Will Thalheimer, Ph.D., does research-based consulting focused on learning evaluation and presentation design in workplace learning. An organizer of the Serious eLearning Manifesto, an eLearning Guild honoree as a Guild Master, founder of The Debunker Club, author of the award-winning book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets, creator of LTEM, the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model, creator and host of the Presentation-Science online workshop, and co-host of the Truth-in-Learning podcast, Will tweets as @WillWorkLearn and blogs and consults at Work-Learning Research, where he also publishes extensive research-to-practice reports—and makes them available for free.
Keynote:

“Getting Unstuck in Learning Evaluation: Three Practical Research-Inspired Innovations”

As learning professionals, we create learning opportunities to help people improve their work performance. But how do we know how well we’re doing? Read more….

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Call-For-Speakers for concurrent sessions is open until January 10, 2020

and Show-and-Share Presenters is open until April 1, 2020

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.

All that’s happening…
Stay up-to-date with all our conference information via our website http://canadianelearning.ca.

We will 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 2020 Conference.

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

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