Ontario e-learning plan unique in North America
In March 2019, the Ministry of Education announced that beginning in the fall of 2020, high school students will be required to take four online courses in order to graduate.
This is a significant policy change in a complex and emerging area of education. And decisions about how to implement the e-learning policy will have a direct impact on every secondary student in Ontario.To understand more about the possible implications of the new policy, People for Education conducted an analysis of e-learning policy and research across North America.
While some states require at least one e-learning credit in high school, and some provinces have clearly articulated e-learning policies, nowhere in North America are students required to take four online courses.
Among our findings: teacher-student relationships, class size, clearly articulated policy, and effective online communities all have an impact on students’ e-learning success.
Read our summary of the findings.