Saturday, November 21, 2009

K-12 Online Learning in Canada - A Report

K-12 Online Learning in Canada, a State of the Nation report by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), and a more in-depth follow-up to it's initial 2008 snapshot report.

The report examines the K-12 distance education policies and activities in each of the provinces and territories, with a focus on the legislation governing distance education in Canadian jurisdictions and the respective programmes.

Some surprising stats for Canadian teachers. While all jurisdictions have some form of K-12 distance education, two provinces make sole use of a single, province-wide K-12 distance education programme...this latter point actually surprised me, I was under the impression that no province had yet to get their act together enough to support a province-wide initiative, let alone have one sole provider.

Basically, a very detailed, policy and programme based report, teachers usually shy away from these reports but I think their useful and informative.