Manitoba Education is pleased to provide and host curriculum-congruent web-based courses (WBC) for any school division/district or adult learning centre wishing to implement senior years courses using the Internet. Web-based courses are intended for use by schools, in distance learning, and blended learning contexts, or as a teaching resource for educators.
Manitoba Education, through the Learning Support and Technology Unit, is developing web-based courses as part of its distributed learning strategy. Web-based courses are developed internally and are made available to Manitoba school divisions/teachers. A review process is integrated with course development.
Manitoba Education supports web-based course development in a number of ways:
Distance Learning: A Policy for Schools/Divisions/Districts (2002)
The purposes of this document are to provide information regarding the role of distance learning within a changing educational environment; specify the policy for creating and sustaining a distributed model of online distance learning within a managed and cooperative environment; specify the roles and responsibilities of Manitoba Education and its partners in developing and implementing a distributed model of online distance learning; define a peer review process for online distance learning courses.
Note: The above policy and support document are under revision but the current policy is to be followed until a revised document is approved.
For more information about web-based course development, please contact Howard Griffith at 204-945-4447/1-800-282-8069 (ext. 4447) or Donald Girouard at 204-948-4090/1-800-282-8069 (ext. 4090). For information about the Manitoba model for web-based course implementation and support, please contact Sophia Palahicky at 204-325-1718, 1-800-465-9915.