Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Final Report: Shaping our Future: Toward a Pan-Canadian E-learning Research Agenda

An entire year has passed since our SOF2009 conference, held online at SCoPE. The conference synopsis was completed some time ago thanks to Joanne Nielsen. The conference facilitators decided it's time to draw attention to the report again since so far it has only been mentioned in MicroSCoPE, the monthly newsletter. We sent this announcement out to conference delegates. Of course we invite EVERYBODY to read and comment on the report and possible next steps.
Dear Participants:
It is now a year since we talked, typed, and listened to each other during our online consultation - Shaping Our Future: Toward a Pan-Canadian E-leaning Research Agenda.

The publication by the Canada Council on Learning's State of E-learning in Canada 2009 report on May 21, 2009 reminded us of the importance of a Pan-Canadian research agenda, and that we had not really publicized the result of this work. The final report on the conference is available at
http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/resource/view.php?id=1891 (PDF 1.4 MB).

We hope you will find the report of value and forward the link to those who may find it of interest.

Obviously much is happening related to e-learning in Canada but as many commentators reacting to the CCL report noted, there is much left to be done - not the least of which is solid research, using multiple methods and informing many communities.

Here are some noteworthy blog posts in response to the CCL report:


If you have suggestions about next steps for continuing our dialogue together, contact us or drop a note in the "One year later" forum on the SOF2008 conference site.

From your SOF2008 conference facilitators,
Terry Anderson
George Siemens
Sylvia Currie
Paul Stacey
As Terry Anderson mentioned, the report will also be of interest to those who are involved in organizing online conferences. This is an area I would like to document further because I get asked about it a lot!

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