IRRODL, Vol 20(1) published

Vol 20 No 1 (2019)

Full Issue

Research Articles

Notes from the Field

CIDER Session, March 6, 2019–State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada

We invite you to an upcoming session in the 2018-19 CIDER Sessions series on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. This free, online session will feature Michael Barbour and Randy LaBonte with this year’s installment of the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada report.

Title: State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada

The 2018 issue of the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada report marks its 11th year, and the sixth year of the Canadian eLearning Network’s (CANeLearn) support of this research. The report continues to be Canada’s own benchmark for the expanding use of technology-supported blended, online, and distance learning in Canada. This report continues the traditional incisive analysis of the state of K-12 e-learning in Canada, as well as a description of several vignettes providing considerable insight about innovation and new approaches emerging in distance, online, and blended practices in K-12 programs across Canada.

Full results of the research and work undertaken in this study, including all annual reports and associated papers, are published on the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada project website ( This session will provide a synopsis and overview of the latest version of this annual report.

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – 11am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:

Registration is not required; all are welcome. CIDER Sessions are recorded and archived for later viewing through the CIDER website. For more information on CIDER and our Sessions, please visit us at:

Please note that it is important to set up your system prior to the event. Make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that you can use the audio functionality built into the conferencing software. The Adobe Connect platform may require an update to your Flash Player; allow time for this update by joining the session 10 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation.


CIDER sessions are brought to you by the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) and the Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University: Canada’s Open University and leader in professional online education. The Sessions and their recordings are open and available to all, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

2019 3M National Teaching Fellows Named

The Council of 3M National Fellows for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is delighted to welcome the 10 recipients of the 2019 3M National Teaching Fellowship into our community. Congratulations to these outstanding leaders in higher education! It will be a pleasure to welcome them in person at the STLHE conference in June in Winnipeg, and to celebrate them with great pride at the 3M National Fellows Reunion dinner.

The 2019 3M National Teaching Fellows:

Steven Barnes, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia

Emin Civi, Faculty of Business, University of New Brunswick

Sue Dawson, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island

Sheri Fabian, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University  

Brett McCollum, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Mount Royal University

Joanne O’Meara, Department of Physics, University of Guelph  

Wendy Pearson, Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, Western University  

Anne Marie Ryan, Earth Science Department, Dalhousie University

Helga Thorson, Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria

Sarah Todd, School of Social Work, Carleton University


Congratulations to all involved, and a special thanks to our new awards coordinator, Deb Dawson