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Introduction to Online Learning Terminology

Online learning can be defined as any form of learning that takes place either partially or wholly over the Internet. More specifically, online learning refers to courses that are designed in advance to be fully delivered online. This is different from Emergency Remote Teaching, which is an alternative way to deliver traditional course material due …

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The Benefits of Early Post-Secondary Planning for High School Students

There is a common misconception that many high schoolers are under – that post-secondary planning can wait until the Fall of Grade 12. The application deadline for OUAC is generally January 15 (or thereabouts), and the OCAS deadline is even more generous – there is lots of time! Right? Not wrong but – risky? Sure, …

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Why is this the Best Time to Consider Online School?

The worldwide lockdowns resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic have had an enormous impact on the education of children around the world. UNICEF has estimated that the education of over 1.5 billion children worldwide has been affected in some way, and will continue to be affected throughout 2021. In order to maintain some form of continuity …

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Staying Motivated – The Key to Online School Success

Not long ago, online learning was seen as sophisticated and accessible to only a few. That has now changed with students from all levels and backgrounds being involved in one form or another. What was once futuristic is now mainstream. Online learning has fundamentally changed the way students learn. Classroom-based face-to-face instruction has been replaced …

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How is Life of an Online Student Different?

Online learning is fast becoming a central feature of our education system where it is starting to play a more and more dominant role in students learning in schools, universities and colleges. A recent survey showed a year-on-year decline in traditional on-campus college/university enrollment while online enrollments saw an increase. The same impact can be …

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How Can Parents Help Children in Online Studies?

Even before the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, online learning was growing in popularity due to the flexibility it offered in allowing studying to be arranged around busy student schedules. However, since COVID-19, it has become mainstream with practically every student in Canada participating in online learning in one form or another. With the focus …

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Tips for Keeping Students Engaged in Online Learning

When students move from classroom-based learning to online learning, they can face several challenges related to how they learn and how they react to not being part of an in-person school community. These are important issues that online schools must be aware of so that not only is the course material engaging and interactive, but …

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