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Optimizing the Effectiveness of E-Learning for First Nations

Optimizing the Effectiveness of E-Learning for First Nations

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This report looks at how to optimize the effectiveness of e-learning to improve the educational outcomes of First Nations people living on a reserve.
This report looks at how to optimize the effectiveness of e-learning to improve the educational outcomes of First Nations people living on a reserve.

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ReportMay 2010
Optimizing the Effectiveness of E-Learning for First Nations
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The education gap between First Nations people livingon a reserve and non-Aboriginal people in Canada isdisconcerting. E-learning has the potential to help closethis gap because it is designed to minimize or eliminatethe barriers (geographical, cultural, socio-economic,and historical) to educational success that First Nationspeople living on a reserve face. Based on a brief litera-ture review and 18 interviews, The Conference Boardof Canada found that optimizing the effectiveness of e-learning in improving the educational outcomes of First Nations people living on a reserve requires the:
better engagement of First Nations in the developmentand implementation of e-learning programs;
development and implementation of an e-learningstrategy;
an increase in funding for e-learning programs and thesupporting software licensing, technical infrastructure,equipment, and technicians;
extension of funding terms for e-learning programs;
assessment of community needs and educationaloutcomes;
building of tools and capacity;
development and implementation of a strategyto improve teacher engagement;
consideration of generational differences amongstudents;
promotion of student commitment;
expansion and an increase in the flexibility of programs, with holistic program delivery; and
better integration of e-learning under the overall Indianand Northern Affairs Canada education umbrella.Optimizing the Effectiveness of E-Learning for First Nationsby
 Ashley Sisco
About The ConferenceBoard of Canada
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The foremost independent, not-for-profit, appliedresearch organization in Canada.
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Specialists in economic trends, as wellas organizational performance and publicpolicy issues.
Not a government department or agency,although we are often hired to provideservices for all levels of government.
Independent from, but affiliated with, TheConference Board, Inc. of New York, whichserves nearly 2,000 companies in 60 nationsand has offices in Brussels and Hong Kong.
he onference Board of anada
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Forecasts and research often involve numerous assumptions and datasources, and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. This informationis not intended as specific investment, accounting, legal, or tax advice.
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