Tracking online learning in Canadian universities and colleges

Tony Bates, Contact North, Oct 18, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

According to the press release, "Online learning is now a core form of delivery for Canadian universities and colleges." This is the result of a national survey of Canadian universities and colleges. Key findings of the report are (quoted):

  • almost all Canadian colleges and universities now offer online courses;
  • online enrolments have expanded at a rate of 10%-15% per annum over the last five years; online learning now constitutes between 12%-16% of all post-secondary teaching for credit;
  • online learning is providing students with increased access and greater flexibility;
  • two-thirds of Canadian post-secondary institutions see online learning as very or extremely important for their future plans.

The report can be downloaded from or in French from http://formationenligneCanada

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