All news tagged with Canada

Virtual Schools in Canada facing cuts

Published: Tuesday, 30 April 2013
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A recent report  on CTV News describes how virtual schooling in Alberta, Canada is facing funding difficuties. The specific organisation in question is the Alberta Distance Learning Centre which offers virtual classes but schools who offer these classes to their students have had their funding cut in half.An online petition has been created in the hope of prompting the province to reevaluate its funding cuts. Read more.  

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Published: Thursday, 26 July 2012
Canadian study into online learning

A recent article in Contact North reports on the main outcomes of a key Canadian study into online learning.  It showed that Ontario had over 20,000 online courses available from its colleges and universities and that these generated some 485,619 registrations, making Ontario Canada’s leader in online learning. The data also revealed that colleges lead universities in the proportion of their courses available online (23% versus 7%), indicating what the opportunities are for expanding the sector’s online learning provision. Colleges also lead in terms of the number of programs with 20% of college programs available online compared to 6% of university programs.

Virtual School Project linking schools in Canada, China, Korea and Philippines

Published: Sunday, 18 March 2012

The KFIT International School Project (KISP) was initiated to provide teachers and students with an opportunity to expand their local boundaries and collaborate with other groups internationally in developing inter-cultural projects. The project connects schools from four countries (Canada, China, Korea, Philippines) to engage in project-based learning locally and internationally. The project was formally launched on 5 March 2012 at UNESCO Bangkok through an online meeting and video conference of all collaborating Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) and schools (teachers and students who will take part in KISP), held via Skype.

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EurODL paper on Virtual Schooling through the eyes of an at-risk student

Published: Monday, 30 January 2012

The latest edition of EurODL includes an interesting case study based on the experiences of an at-risk student in a rural school in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador enrolled in an online class. Although based on a single case, this study highlights a number of revealing results particularly when it comes to online collaborative and communication behaviour among students who tend to 'tune out' of virtual classroom activities. This paper is written and submitted by Michael K. Barbour and Jason P. Siko from Wayne State University, US.

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