Manitoba Education is committed to providing high quality distance learning options that respond to the different needs of students, schools, and school divisions in order to support flexibility and increased educational opportunities for learners in Manitoba, regardless of geographic location.
Distance learning is a method of accessing courses of study even though learners and their teachers, instructors, or tutor/markers may be in different physical locations.
Distance learning provides program flexibility and equitable access to diverse learning opportunities, while at the same time respects local community decisions regarding program implementation.
The Independent Study Option (ISO) provides the opportunity and flexibility for both school-age and adult learners to study a wide range of compulsory and optional print based distance education courses from Grades 9 to 12.
The Teacher Mediated Option (TMO) supports the delivery of distance learning courses in partnership with a host school division. TMO courses are scheduled into the regular school year and use a variety of technologies to assist students.
These courses are only available to students attending school or an adult learning centre.
Web-based courses in Manitoba are available to schools wishing to deliver high school courses on the Internet. Manitoba uses the Blackboard Learning System CE version 6.2. While being delivered through the Internet, these courses are taught by a teacher who may be off-site.
Manitoba students must contact their local school/school divisions directly to discuss the web-based course options available to them.