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Tuesday, October 24 • 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Best Practices in Blended and Distance Learning in Canada

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Session Description:

In education we often here the term “best practices.” It is often included in the title or description of various educational publications. In almost each instance it is presented, it is framed as a silver bullet solution - if you do x best practice, you and your students will have success. However, we all know that there are no silver bullets in education. But there are “promising practices,” structural and pedagogical factors that have shown promise based on the research into K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning. During this session, Michael Barbour and Randy LaBonte will explore what the research indicates may be things that you should consider in your own practice.

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Michael Barbour

Touro University
Michael K. Barbour is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University, California. He has been involved with K-12 online learning in a variety of countries for over two decades as a researcher, teacher, course designer... Read More →
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Randy LaBonte

CEO, Canadian eLearning Network
Randy is CEO of the Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn.net), an organization formed to be the leading voice for K-12 blended and online learning in Canada. He teaches online at Vancouver Island University and CANeLearn, helping K-12 teachers transition practices to online environments... Read More →


Tuesday October 24, 2017 2:15pm - 2:45pm CST
Main Hall