Review of distance education good news for Albertans, ADLC
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Last Updated: Thursday, 16 February 2012
The Alberta Distance Learning
Centre (ADLC) welcomes the upcoming review of distance education, services and
delivery in Alberta, as announced by Alberta Education on 7 February 2012.
According to ADLC Assistant
Superintendent, Ray Battochio, the present focus on a vital area of Alberta's
education delivery system is an affirmation that Alberta Education considers
distance education to be a key component for the delivery of high quality,
engaging 21st century learning for Alberta students.
"Alberta Distance Learning looks
forward to defining our unique value as a key collaborative partner for all Alberta
school jurisdictions, with a significant impact on rural Alberta and FNMI students
through the delivery of distance education."
One example of Alberta
Distance Learning's collaboration with rural and remote schools is a partnership
with Northland School Division:
"Through the creation of a
virtual school, Alberta Distance Learning will connect Northland teachers with
ADLC staff, provide access to learning resources for Northland's teachers, and
allow students the freedom to transition to other locations while still
maintaining their education."
A number of key initiatives have
been undertaken by Alberta Distance Learning within the last year to ensure the
organization continues to meet the current and evolving educational needs of
Alberta students. These include:
An external review of the organization by Dr. Jim
Brandon, which is available for download on our website, www.adlc.ca.
Taking the first steps in the establishment of an
External Advisory Council.
Engaging in discussions with Alberta Education
regarding our education service model and business model.
In the meantime, the Alberta
Distance Learning Centre will continue to offer customized, personalized
learning programs and services to all of its partner students, school
authorities, schools and communities across Alberta.
Click here to download a PDF version of the ADLC External Review as conducted by Dr. Jim Brandon
Click here to download a PDF version of the ADLC media release