Distance Learning

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.

Distance Learning Opportunities Announcement 

The Manitoba government is pleased to announce plans to expand InformNet, Manitoba’s only fully online high school, in order to provide a province-wide platform for remote learning. We believe that this teacher-directed learning will offer an improved distance learning experience to students throughout Manitoba. In addition, in order to benefit students with no/low Internet connectivity, funding for the Teacher Mediated Option has been expanded.

As part of this expansion of services, Manitoba will be phasing out the Independent Study Option (ISO). Registrations will wind down and will not be accepted after December 30, 2020. ISO students currently registered with the Distance Learning Unit will remain registered until June 18, 2021, and will have the opportunity to complete their current courses.

Blended Learning

Blended Learning is a combination of traditional face-to-face classroom learning and online/remote learning. The exact combination of face-to-face with online/remote learning will look different for each teacher and their students, but a common aspect of any blended learning environment is the amount of student centered or student control of learning it allows. Students participate in determining how, when, and where they complete some of their learning.

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