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May 11, 2020

[Quiz] Digital Learning: New Quiz From Education Week

A quiz from Education Week that may be of interest to some.

Education Week Quiz
Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Digital Learning?
Take our quiz and then see your results, detailed answer explanations, and additional readings on the topic.
What percentage of district and school leaders say they could NOT provide every child in the district with virtual learning opportunities when their schools close due to the coronavirus?
○ 10 percent
○ 22 percent
○ 34 percent
○ 41 percent
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February 26, 2020

[REPOST] DLAC 2020 – State Of The Nation: K-12 e-Learning In Canada

The original entry is available at https://k12sotn.ca/blog/dlac-2020-state-of-the-nation-k-12-e-learning-in-canada/

A final blog entry from the Digital Learning Annual Conference, Randy LaBonte also presented a poster session focused on the annual report.

State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada

Description

Since 2008 this annual study examines how K-12 distance, online, and blended learning is governed in each province, territory, and federally, as well as the level of K-12 distance, online, and blended learning activity occurring in each jurisdiction. This poster will explore K-12 e-learning in Canada based on the 2019 edition of this on-going, comprehensive study.

Presenter

  • Randy LaBonte, Canadian eLearning Network
  • Michael K. Barbour, Touro University California

The poster is embedded below.

The actual report is available on our website at:

https://k12sotn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/StateNation19.pdf

Note that comments are closed on this entry. If you wish to discuss, please visit the original entry at https://k12sotn.ca/blog/dlac-2020-state-of-the-nation-k-12-e-learning-in-canada/

[REPOST] DLAC 2020 – Scaling Up for Mandatory e-Learning

The original entry is available at https://canelearn.net/dlac-2020-scaling-up-for-mandatory-e-learning-a-perspective-from-canadas-largest-province-ontario/

Our team has been attending the Digital Learning Annual Conference over the past couple of days.  Today, our CEO – Randy LaBonte presented the following session:

Scaling Up for Mandatory e-Learning: A Perspective from Canada’s Largest Province – Ontario

Type: Organized Session of Talks

Location: Texas Ballroom 7

Description: The Ontario government announced a reform of education that included a mandatory four e-learning course graduation requirement – a 10-fold increase from 50,000-60,000 students in e-learning to over 600,000. Recent data indicates e-learning students are as successful as classroom-only learning with up to 94% completion in some provincial programs. A panel of leaders will discuss how Ontario is planning to meet the required increase without compromising the quality of existing programs. Join them!

Speaker:

  • Randy LaBonte, Canadian eLearning Network

The slides for this session are posted here:

Note that comments are closed on this entry. If you wish to discuss, please visit the original entry at https://canelearn.net/dlac-2020-scaling-up-for-mandatory-e-learning-a-perspective-from-canadas-largest-province-ontario/

[REPOST] DLAC 2020 – Canadian e-Learning Roundup: Leadership Perspectives, Policy, and Practices from Canada

The original entry is available at https://canelearn.net/dlac-2020-canadian-e-learning-roundup-leadership-perspectives-policy-and-practices-from-canada/

Our team has been attending the Digital Learning Annual Conference over the past couple of days.  Today, our CEO – Randy LaBonte, State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada lead researcher – Michael Barbour, Chair of the Board – Frank McCallum, past Chair of the Board – Michael Canuel, Gabe Linder, and Richard Bitgood presented the following session:

Canadian e-Learning Roundup: Leadership Perspectives, Policy, and Practices from Canada

Type: Panel Discussion

Location: Texas Ballroom 7

Description: Join a panel of Canadian leaders and researchers as they share successes and issues about current and future e-learning policy and practice in Canada. According to the 2018 State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada, some provinces in Canada boast the highest per capita student enrolment in online courses and blended programs of any jurisdiction in the world. Join us to see how evolving Canadian practice and policy can help guide your own.

Speaker:

  • Randy LaBonte, Canadian eLearning Network

The slides for this session are embedded below.

Note that comments are closed on this entry. If you wish to discuss, please visit the original entry at https://canelearn.net/dlac-2020-canadian-e-learning-roundup-leadership-perspectives-policy-and-practices-from-canada/

[REPOST] DLAC 2020 – How Many Is Too Many: What Do We Know About Class Size and Online Learning?

The original entry is available at https://k12sotn.ca/blog/dlac-2020-how-many-is-too-many-what-do-we-know-about-class-size-and-online-learning/

Continuing the blogging from the Digital Learning Annual Conference, Randy LaBonte also presented a pecha kucha session focused on a recent State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada special report.

How Many Is Too Many: What Do We Know About Class Size and Online Learning?

Type: PechaKucha

Location: Texas Ballroom 1

Description: In 2019 the Government of Ontario engaged in a public consultation around class sizes that would have increased the class size limit for online courses to be 25% higher than regular classroom courses. This session will examine the different types of teachers involve in the online environment, describe the literature related to online learning class size internationally, and explore what is known about the relationship between online class size and student performance.

Speaker

  • Randy LaBonte, CANeLearn
  • Michael K. Barbour, Touro University California

The slides for the presentation are embedded below.

The actual report is available on our website at:

https://k12sotn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/e-learning-class-size.pdf

Note that comments are closed on this entry. If you wish to discuss, please visit the original entry at https://k12sotn.ca/blog/dlac-2020-how-many-is-too-many-what-do-we-know-about-class-size-and-online-learning/

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