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April 6, 2017

Online Learning News – April 05, 2017 / Bulletin de l’apprentissage en ligne – le 5 avril 2017

A Canadian newsletter from yesterday’s inbox.

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Explore Now – Directory of Online, Open & Distance Learning Associations and Consortia Throughout the World
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Contact North | Contact Nord created this non-exhaustive list of online, distance and open learning associations and consortia around the world, providing links to websites (if available) to widen access to the valuable information offered by each. Explore the directory
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Contact North | Contact Nord Offers Ground-breaking Searchable Directories
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The Hybrid Learning Initiative at St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston, Canada Teaches Faculty the Finer Points of Designing Hybrid Courses
St. Lawrence College, with campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston, understood the complexities of hybrid programming after identifying inconsistencies in the practice across the province. To facilitate the adoption of hybrid learning, the college created an initiative to provide an explicit, more disciplined approach to hybrid course design and support. Full story
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eCampusOntario Announces Open Textbook Library for Ontario Post-Secondary Education
Anyone who has been to college or university remembers the financial burden of buying expensive textbooks. eCampusOntario announced the launch of a new virtual Open Textbook Library established to offer students a repository of resources which are licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed.
Full story
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World Conference on Online Learning Extends Deadline for Call for Proposals
To accommodate the many presenters contributing to a high quality and engaging program for all World Conference delegates, the Call for Proposals deadline is extended to June 30, 2017. Already, more than 250 individuals from 24 countries around the world responded to the Call for Proposals to present at the World Conference on Online Learning. Full Story
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Doctoral Student Funding Available
Funding is available for advanced doctoral students (i.e. those who completed their graduate coursework) and post-doctoral associates to conduct research with the Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group. Funding is provided by Dr. George Veletsianos, Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology at Royal Roads University. Full Story
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This Week’s Worth Reading selections
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À explorer maintenant – Le répertoire des associations et consortiums d’apprentissage en ligne ouvert et à distance à travers le monde
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Contact North | Contact Nord a créé une liste non exhaustive d’associations et de consortiums œuvrant dans l’apprentissage en ligne, ouvert et à distance à travers le monde. Ce répertoire fournit des liens vers des sites Web (le cas échéant) afin d’élargir l’accès à l’information précieuse qui est offerte par ces organismes. Explorer le répertoire
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Contact North | Contact Nord offre des répertoires de recherche novateurs
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Mise en œuvre d’une initiative d’apprentissage hybride au St. Lawrence College à Brockville, Cornwall et Kingston (Canada) pour former le personnel enseignant sur les subtilités de la conception des cours hybrides
Le St. Lawrence College, qui compte des campus à Brockville, Cornwall et Kingston, a déniché les complexités reliées à la programmation hybride après avoir cerné des incohérences au sein de cette pratique à l’échelle de la province. Pour faciliter l’adoption de l’apprentissage hybride, le collège a lancé une initiative en vue de procurer une approche explicite plus disciplinée envers la conception et le soutien des cours hybrides. Lire l’histoire complète
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eCampusOntario annonce le lancement d’une bibliothèque de manuels ouverts pour l’éducation postsecondaire en Ontario
Tout individu, ayant fréquenté un collège ou une université, se souviendra toujours du lourd fardeau imposé par l’achat de manuels très couteux. Ainsi, eCampusOntario propose maintenant une nouvelle bibliothèque virtuelle de manuels ouverts en vue d’offrir aux étudiantes et étudiants un référentiel de ressources, munies de licences leur permettant d’être utilisées, adaptées et diffusées gratuitement. Lire l’histoire complète
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Prolongation de la période de l’Appel de propositions pour la Conférence mondiale sur l’apprentissage en ligne
Afin d’accommoder nombre de présentatrices et présentateurs contribuant à un programme engageant de qualité supérieure pour l’ensemble des déléguées et déléguées de la Conférence mondiale, la date d’échéance pour l’Appel de propositions a été reportée au 30 juin 2017. Déjà, plus de 250 individus de 24 pays de partout dans le monde ont répondu à l’Appel de propositions en vue de faire une présentation à la Conférence mondiale sur l’apprentissage en ligne. Lire l’histoire complète
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Un financement est disponible pour les doctorantes et les doctorants
Une aide financière est offerte aux étudiantes et étudiants au doctorat avancés (c.-à-d. ceux qui ont achevé leurs travaux de cours de troisième cycle) et aux chercheures et chercheurs de niveau postdoctoral pour mener une recherche avec le Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group (DLSMR). Ce financement est procuré par George Veletsianos Ph.D., Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology (Chaire de recherche du Canada en apprentissage et technologies de pointe) à la Royal Roads University. Lire l’histoire complète
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Les sélections de lectures intéressantes à signaler cette semaine
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À l’intention des cadres et des responsables des politiques

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April 5, 2017

[CJLT / RCAT] New Issue Published

Notice from another distance, online and/or blended learning journal issue with no K-12 articles.

Dear Readers,

The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de
l’apprentissage et de la technologie has just published Volume 43, Number
1. This issue is available on our web site at http://www.cjlt.ca/. We invite
you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to
review articles and items of interest.

Thank you for your continued interest in our work,

CJLT Editors
University of Alberta & York University
cjlt@ualberta.ca

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Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de
l’apprentissage et de la technologie
Vol 43, No 1 (2017)
http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/issue/view/1869

Articles
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Gadgets in the Gymnasium: Physical Educators’ Use of Digital Technologies |
Les gadgets au gymnase : l’utilisation des technologies numériques par les
enseignants en éducation physique
Daniel Robinson, Lynn Randall

Adolescence et technologie : besoins de savoir, de supervision et de
reconnaissance | Adolescence and Technology: Need for Knowledge, Supervision
and Acknowledgement
Marie-Hélène Poulin, Camille Lefebvre

Understanding School Board Leaders Use of Online Resources to Inform
Decision-Making | Examen de l’usage des ressources en ligne par les
dirigeants des conseils scolaires pour guider les prises de décisions
Robin Holding Kay, Loralea Carruthers

Making Sense of the Professional Learning of Grade Six Teachers of
Mathematics Implementing the Flipped Classroom Approach | Le
perfectionnement professionnel des enseignants de mathématique en 6e année
mettant en œuvre l’approche de la classe inversée
Karen Goodnough, Elizabeth Murphy

Book Review
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Book Review of Ten Strategies for Building Community with Technology
Diane Janes
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Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology /
La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie
http://www.cjlt.ca/

March 28, 2017

CIDER Session Recording: State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada

Note the recording of the CIDER session on the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada from last week.

March 22, 2017
State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada
Michael Barbour, Touro University Mare Island
Randy LaBonte, Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn)The State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada report continues to be Canada’s unique benchmark for the expanding use of technology-supported blended and online learning in Canada. This ninth edition of the annual report continues the strong tradition of incisive analysis of the state of K–12 online and blended education in Canada. Canada continues to have one of the highest per capita student enrolment in online courses and programs of any jurisdiction in the world and was one of the first countries to use the Internet to deliver distance learning courses to students. In many ways Canada provides an interesting exemplar for the rest of the world, due in part to its division into 13 provinces and territories of widely varying population and geography, leading to a wealth of relevant comparisons with other countries/regions of similar population. Canada is also a part of the Commonwealth of Nations, leading naturally to comparisons with other English-speaking countries, but also with Quebec being linked to la Francophonie, leading to relevant role models for two major linguistic regions. And finally, Canada, through its offerings to indigenous communities, provides a role model for other countries for the provision of education to indigenes and minority populations.All annual reports and associated papers have been published on a new project website, a shift from publication on the Canadian eLearning Network’s website due to the extensive volume of the collection.

March 27, 2017

blendED2017 Call for Proposals

Something from my inbox for folks in the Alberta region.

Hi everyone!

Announcing blendED 2017:  Alberta’s Blended and Online Learning Symposium.  Mark Your Calendars for October 25- 27, 2017!

The full day Pre- Symposium will be held on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017.

The Symposium –Thursday, October 26 & Friday, October 27, 2017.

Join us at the  Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, Edmonton, Alberta

The October 25-27 blendED 2017 Symposium features:

  • Discussion sessions with Albertan and Canadian leaders and practitioners

  • Workshops on emerging trends in flexible, student-centered learning

  • Planned networking opportunities available throughout the event

We are excited to let you know that the blendED 2017: Alberta’s Blended and Online Symposium Call for Proposals is now open.  The blendEd Symposium is organized by a volunteer group of Alberta teachers and administrators who believe in fostering blended and online learning throughout the education system.  We believe in the power of structured dialogue and sharing of best practices.   If you are interested in presenting, or would like to know more, see Call for Proposals.

Registration and Symposium information will be opening soon!

Check out our previous blendED Symposiums at (http://www.blendedalberta.ca)

On Twitter: @blendEDAB

Questions?  Contact albertablended@gmail.com

Thank you

On behalf of the blendEd Program Committee

March 24, 2017

CIDER Session March 29, 2017

Note this webinar next week.

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Dear CIDER Member,

We invite you to our upcoming CIDER session on March 29, 2017. This free, online session will feature Connie Blomgren of Athabasca University, Verena Roberts of Rocky View, and additional project contributors, in the launch of a new series of podcasts and videos on open educational resources in K-12 education.

Title: Multiply K-12 OER

For various reasons including costs, it is expected that the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) within K-12 is likely to take hold rapidly. Educating in-service teachers through the Multiply K-12 OER podcasts and video series thereby addresses an identified need of higher educational institutions and of the teaching profession.

The thirteen podcasts and three videos from the Multiply K-12 OER project include interviews with TJ Bliss, Michael Canuel, Beatriz de los Arcos, Bill Fitzgerald, Bronwyn Hegarty, Royce Kimmons, Randy LaBonte, Rory McGreal, David Porter, James Swanson, and Sarah Weston.

This session will be the official launch of these podcasts and videos, providing an opportunity to hear the design team describe their process in creating these media and discuss key aspects of the project such as accessibility and Universal Design. It is anticipated that a number of project contributors will be in attendance.

When: Wednesday, March 29, 201711am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:
https://athabascau.adobeconnect.com/cider

Registration is not required; all are welcome. For more information on CIDER and our Sessions, please visit our website:
http://cider.athabascau.ca

Pre-configuration:
Please note that it is important to set up your system prior to the event. Make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that you can use the audio functionality built into the conferencing software. The Adobe Connect platform may require an update to your Flash Player; allow time for this update by joining the session 10 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation.

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CIDER sessions are brought to you by the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) and the Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University: Canada’s Open University and leader in professional online education. 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

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