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April 20, 2017

Announcing the CANeLearn YouTube Channel

CANeLearn

Over the past two weeks CANeLearn has been busy transferring our recorded content to their new YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZVrsvfsX_QXLF7n5zCVrSA

In addition to recordings from the recent CANeLearn Symposium, recordings of previous CANeLearn webinars, and even a recording from their 2012 K-12 Online Leaders Summit.

Additionally,CANeLearn has been actively working with its partners at the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, the Canadian Institute for Distance Education Research, and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning to repost recordings of webinars they have hosted that have focused on K-12 distance, online, and blended learning in Canada or that have been delivered by prominent Canadian presenters.  This includes sessions from recent annual meetings of the Provincial-Territorial Distance Education Association, where CANeLearn has been an official partner.

Further, CANeLearn has worked with the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada research project to add recordings from previous conference presentations related to K-12 distance, online, and blended learning in Canada – which primarily include old Virtual School Symposium presentations.

Finally, along with videos that we have uploaded to the CANeLearn YouTube Channel, we have also created several playlists using videos related to K-12 distance, online, and blended learning in Canada that have been uploaded by others, including videos from Michael Barbour and Elizabeth Murphy.

April 19, 2017

CANeLearn April News

A newsletter from the Canadian eLearning Network.

Canadian eLearning Network

April 18, 2017

Click here to see this newsletter online

Please forward this news on your own networks

Welcome to the April CANeLearn news. This issue announces the launch of our Facebook page and YouTube channel, offers you a glimpse of the archives from the 2017 CANeLearn Symposium & BC Digital Learning Conference, along with news, sites, and articles of interest. Scroll down for more!


Featured Events

Global Leadership Week – April 24 – April 28
  • Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long convening of virtual and face to face events designed to celebrate leadership through global action in K20 education.
  • GLW is an opportunity for education leaders to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age.
  • The Global Education Conference Network is the primary organizer of Global Leadership Week.
ACE 2017 – Adult Centred Education Conference – May 18 & 19, 2017

blendED: Alberta’s Blended & Online Symposium – October 25-27, 2017

  • Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, Edmonton, Alberta
  • The focus of the 3-day symposium is on applying flexible learning strategies in various learning spaces!
  • 2017 CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Now Open!
Canada Moodle Moot 2018 – February 21-24, 2018

Stay Connected!


Announcements

CANeLearn YouTube Channel

  • Our new YouTube channel contains recordings from all of the CANeLearn webinars, as well as webinars from iNACOL, MVLRI, and CIDER that feature our projects or our members.
  • We also have some recordings from the CANeLearn Symposium, PTDEA 2016, and the Canadian K-12 Online Leaders Summit along with several other non-CANeLearn conferences, videos, and other playlists of interest.
  • Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZVrsvfsX_QXLF7n5zCVrSA

2017 Symposium Curated Site

  • Check out links to documents, notes, and some recorded sessions from the 2017 CANeLearn Symposium and BC Digital Learning Conference
  • The Curated Content & Discussion Site will remain online and is free to access

Canadian Copyright Decision Tool

MindShareLearning Podcast – State of the Nation Research

  • Exclusive podcast with Dr. Michael Barbour, Release of the State of Online Learning in Canada Report
  • Podcast link & info here

In the news…

Study challenges cost and price myths of online education

  • The myth that online education courses cost less to produce and therefore save students money on tuition doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, a survey of distance education providers found.
  • Read more here

Panorama des pratiques en formation à distance au Canada francophone

  • Entreprise à l’automne 2016, l’étude Panorama des pratiques en formation à distance au Canada francophone s’est déroulée durant une période de trois mois et culmine sur ce vaste portrait de la réalité courante dans trois ordres d’enseignement pour la formation initiale (aussi dite « créditée ») et continue.
  • À notre connaissance, il s’agit là de la première étude en son genre, décrivant ce qu’est devenue la formation à distance (FAD) en 2017, dans les mots de ses principaux acteurs.
  • Read

The open educational resources movement is redefining the concept of online textbooks | University Affairs

  • Professor Arthur Gill Green traces his conversion to using open educational resources, or OER, back to a specific day in his introductory geography class in 2010.
  • It’s no coincidence that Dr. Green teaches in British Columbia – if OER has an origin story in Canada, it’s with an organization called BCcampus.

From Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute – Supporting New Learning Models

Games Used in K-12 Schools: A Research Perspective

  • One of the threads in research for technology integration literature is the need to create more authentic and engaging learning experiences in schools.

Helping Online Students Be Successful: Mentor Responsibilities

  • As online enrollments increase, there is a growing need to examine strategies with the potential to improve course outcomes, especially since students in online courses tend to have less success compared to their face-to-face counterparts.

Examining Teacher Education Programs and Field Experiences in K-12 Online Learning Environments

  • The continued growth of online education, together with the fact that it is becoming an increasingly mainstream option for students, necessitates that teachers know how to teach in an online learning environment. Consequently, teacher education programs should prepare them to do so.

What if the internet stopped working for a day?? – From BBC


Worth a look…

Online Learning & Teaching graduate Diploma (OLTD)

Are you interested in…

  • Rethinking your f2f delivery to engage a blended learning model
  • Integrating emerging technologies into your practice
  • Becoming a leader in distance learning design and delivery
  • A fully online graduate program with no residency requirements and summers off
    …then OLTD is for you!

For information visit oltd.viu.ca or email mary.oneill@viu.ca

BOLT – Athabasca University – Blended and Online Learning and Teaching

  • Are you interested in digital learning? Would you like to explore the latest digital technologies and teaching philosophies for educating 21st century learners?
  • BOLT offers K-12 professionals the opportunity to engage in meaningful professional development and to explore opportunities and innovative approaches in flexible, sustainable education.
  • Check out http://cde.athabascau.ca/bolt/

March 21, 2017

Moodle Hub Members Area: CIDER Session: State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada

A reminder of this event tomorrow.

Moodle Hub Members Area » Forums » Announcements » CIDER Session: State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada

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

by Daylene Lauman – Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 6:47 AM

Join Michael Barbour and Randy LaBonte as they share updates from the latest State of the Nation Report. Alberta’s profile on the online and blended learning front in Canada is on an upward trend; input into the annual State of the Nation Report is critical in this regard.

This session will take place tomorrow, March 22nd at 11 am MST.

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

View the State of the Nation Report here: http://k12sotn.ca/

CIDER: The Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research

 

 

 

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Dear CIDER Member,

We invite you to the March CIDER session. This free, online session will feature Michael Barbour of Touro University Mare Island and Randy LaBonte of CANeLearn, presenting the annual State of the Nation for K-12 e-learning.

Title: State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada

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..

When: Wednesday, March 22, 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 Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University: Canada’s Open University and leader in professional online education.

Our mailing address is:

Athabasca University

Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research

1200, 10011 – 109 Street

Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8

Canada
Add us to your address book
Copyright (C) 2009 Athabasca University All rights reserved.

 

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March 16, 2017

CIDER Session March 2017

Note this webinar focused on the annual State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada report that I co-author.

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Dear CIDER Member,

We invite you to the March CIDER session. This free, online session will feature Michael Barbour of Touro University Mare Island and Randy LaBonte of CANeLearn, presenting the annual State of the Nation for K-12 e-learning.

Title: State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada

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..

When: Wednesday, March 22, 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.

*********************

CIDER sessions are brought to you by the Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University: Canada’s Open University and leader in professional online education.

Our mailing address is:

Athabasca University

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

Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8

Canada

Add us to your address book

Copyright (C) 2009 Athabasca University All rights reserved.

This email was sent to mkbarbour@gmail.com
Athabasca University · Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research · 1200, 10011 – 109 Street · Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8 · Canada

March 13, 2017

[Lists] April 5 Mini Symposium

Another re-posting of this CANeLearn event.

2017 Symposium: April 5 – 7, 2017 — Vancouver, British Columbia

http://canelearn.net/symposium/

Canada’s premier blended and flexible learning event for classroom & online educators

 

Wednesday Mini Symposium – April 5 from 1-5pm

Click here to see this in your browser

 Keynote: Remi Kalir CU Denver – Disrupted & Transformative Professional Learning

Sessions include:

  • Deep Learning
  • Design Thinking
  • Robotics
  • Coding Unplugged
  • Lego Mindstorm
  • Badging for PD
  • Blending to Competency
  • Distributed Learning Audit Workshop

Only $15 daily parking!

 

 

Opening Keynote: Michael Furdyk – TakingITGlobal.org

Closing Keynote: Remi Kalir CU Denver & Remi(x) Learning

 

April 6/7 Symposium – Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Friday 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

View the program schedule here http://2017symposium.sched.com/

 

Click Here for Info or to Register

Late Fee after March 17!

Help us get the word out! Download a one-page PDF with program info:

CANeLearn Symposium Promo

 

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