All About eLearning

Information outlining some online learning opportunities.

Our goal is to “create a dynamic school system that uses technology to build engaging, media-rich learning experiences and enhance student-centred instruction.”

What is a Chromebook?

Each high school student is provided with a Chromebook. A Chromebook is a laptop device used primarily while connected to the Internet. These computers are designed to assist your child with their courses of study. Students are to bring their Chromebooks to class and use them for educational purposes.

At the KPDSB students are given ample opportunities to succeed inside and outside the traditional classroom.

Online courses and resources allow secondary students to:

  • Select from a wide variety of high-quality online courses through the provincial Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Access thousands of resources including videos, activities, maps, and interactive multimedia objects in a variety of formats through the Ontario Educational Resource Bank (OERB).
  • Get real-time online math tutoring with Homework Help (students in Grades 7 to 10).
  • Recover course credits they need for graduation.
  • Access course material when they are away or sick.
  • Reduce timetable conflicts.
  • Practice new skills online and prepare for tests and exams.
  • Enhance their knowledge of and comfort with online tools and technology.

(http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/elearning/parent.html)

New Blended Learning format comes to the KPDSB!

Blended Learning courses now happen through a video conference format. This means that students can see and interact with their teacher through a live video feed. Students throughout the board can participant in these courses simultaneously. This format enables students to take unique courses, ones that may not be normally offered.