A variety of initiatives are driving online and blended learning in each of Canada’s provinces and territories. From teachers’ unions in Nova Scotia fighting to ensure online learning is an accepted method of educational delivery, to Ontario’s College of Teachers creating an e-learning endorsement for teachers or the British Columbia government creating policies to expand the growth and opportunities online learning provides, there are multiple, isolated initiatives happening across the country.
State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada is now in its fourth year of publication and can be seen as a national guide for understanding the field and the state of online learning across all provinces and territories. The report can also provide guidance, resources, and ideas for how to improve both policy barriers and teacher practice in the nation’s schools in order to provide access to high quality educational opportunities for all students through online and blended learning.
Barbour, M. (2011). State of the nation: K–12 online learning in Canada. Vienna, VA: International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).