A few weeks back, the folks at CANeLearn posted a blog entry entitled “Get a sneak peek! DLAC 2020 sessions and presenters!”  In the list of presentation sessions, there were several sessions that focused on research produced by the State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada project.  Those sessions included:

State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada
Michael K. Barbour, Touro University California / Randy LaBonte, Canadian eLearning Network

This poster explores K-12 e-learning in Canada based on the 2019 edition of this on-going, comprehensive study. 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. There will be both English and French versions of the poster available for presentation.

How Many Is Too Many: What Do We Know About Class Size and Online Learning?
Randy LaBonte, Canadian eLearning Network

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.

The Union Experience: Examining Contract Language Related to E-Learning in Canada
Michael K. Barbour, Touro University California / Randy LaBonte, Canadian eLearning Network

While unions have historically been unsupportive and skeptical of K-12 online learning in the US, recently several unions have engaged in constructive collective bargaining with different virtual schools. Similarly, while teacher unions in Canada have had concerns about developments in online learning, they have also generally been supportive if they have felt conditions were appropriate. This poster describes a study exploring written provisions for the working conditions of teachers in Canada.

If you are interested in attending, please visit https://www.deelac.com/

 

DLAC 2020 and the “State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada” Presentations

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