In Doug Ford's e-learning gamble, high school students will lose - 2019-10-17

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F0.png In Doug Ford's e-learning gamble, high school students will lose October 17, 2019, Beyhan Farhadi, The Conversation

Next school year, Ontario plans to launch a massive learning experiment with high school students that seems set to increase inequality and compound failure for students already struggling in face-to-face classes.

The Ministry of Education, under Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative Party, plans to require students to take a minimum of four e-learning credits to graduate. This announcement came this past March. The province also plans to "centralize the delivery of all e-learning courses." This means school boards will have less control over how e-learning is administered locally.

There's been little detail about how the province will oversee or run e-learning, beyond a 2020-21 phase-in. If Ontario indeed introduces e-learning with no in-person class hours — what's called "supplemental e-learning" — each student will lose 440 hours of face-to-face class time.

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