How are you doing today bright community? With wishes for your health, present and future, this week we invite you to look ahead. As George Monbiot of The Guardian recently stated;
“Coronavirus shows us it’s time to rethink everything. Let’s start with education.”
And particularly in the case of English public schools in Quebec, it’s time to explore online education. Tuesday May 26th, in a 4 part series on elearning, non profit organization LEARN introduces a Twitter #EdChat and Facebook Live broadcast with guests including, teachers, parents, students and industry leaders, to define and educate the public on what online education is, and what it is not.
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With hope for our future, on behalf of the entire Commetta collective,
New! eLEARN Twitter Chat Series
All about elearning! Explore online education using
#eLEARNedchat Tuesdays at 4:30PM:
May 26 – Dr. Michael Canuel, CEO Learn
June 2 – Teachers
June 9 – Parents and Students
June 16 – Dr. Randy Labonte, CEO CANeLearn,
Dr. Michael Barbour, Touro University
Both settings offer different opportunities, and both have their advantages and disadvantages. Unfortunately, we still read how the only place where real learning can happen is in the regular classroom, and that it is the ideal place for students, but that isn’t true.
There are many myths surrounding online education ranging from it being cold and impersonal to the need to be a computer whiz to teach in this setting or to learn in it. The reality is not the case. Since 1999 LEARN has been giving courses to high school students using a real-time delivery model blended with a wide range of resources, and our students generally outperform students in a conventional classroom. Our retention rate is over 90%, which surpasses the overall provincial average by 20%.
Our organization has won awards on the international level, and our teachers have been recognized far and wide for their outstanding accomplishments. In the last two years, we have also tutored thousands of students at the elementary and secondary school levels, and parents have raved about this service, which like everything else LEARN does, is offered at no charge to the community.”
– Dr. Michael Canuel
Chair, Canadian e-Learning Network
“As local authorities in Scotland point out, outdoor learning could be the best means of getting children back to school, as it permits physical distancing. It lends itself to re-engagement with the living world. But, despite years of research demonstrating its many benefits, the funding for outdoor education and adventure learning has been cut to almost nothing.” – George Monbiot, Guardian columnist