REFAD's special workshop on the evolution of distance learning

On Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), REFAD is offering a special workshop on the evolution of distance education in Canadian universities and colleges and the results of the 2018 National Survey.

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On Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), REFAD is offering a special workshop entitled Evolution of Distance Education at Canadian Universities and Colleges: Results of the 2018 National Survey. This workshop will be given by Éric Martel, Deputy Director of Distance Education at Laval University.

* On registration only via this email address.

Workshop summary

In 2017, a group of independent researchers surveyed all of Canada's public universities and colleges to determine the extent of e-learning and distance education and to determine policy directions in this area. The survey was repeated in 2018. The survey was carried out in collaboration with the Babson Survey Research group and WCET, which carried out similar studies in the United States. This presentation will provide a brief summary of the results of the two years.

The National Distance Education and Online Learning Survey 2018 is administered by the Canadian Digital Learning Research Association (CDLRA) / Association canadienne de recherche sur la formation en ligne (ACRFL), a non-profit organization incorporated under the federal regime. The national survey is supported in the post-secondary education sector across Canada including by the various eCampuses from British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario as well as by private companies.

During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn more about:

  • The results of the 2018 National Distance Education and Online Learning Survey including the progression of the number of students and registrations in online courses in Canada;
  • The methodological challenges faced by researchers;
  • Definitions that are becoming more and more shared by all the establishments surveyed;
  • The main technologies used in online courses;
  • The use of open educational resources (REL);
  • The main obstacles to the deployment of online training.

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