The Provincial E-Learning Strategy
E-Learning is about integrating technology into teaching and learning. It's about all students having the same opportunity to succeed, regardless of their aptitudes, location, and circumstances. Ontario teachers and learners, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, now have access to a wide range of online educational resources and courses. That's e-Learning and that's the road to the future!"
Through e-Learning Ontario, online courses and resources are available to secondary and elementary students, providing them with more opportunities to succeed. E-learning helps them to customize their learning plan to fit their education goals.
The provincial e-learning strategy equips school boards to do the following:
- Gain access to high-quality e-learning credit courses.
- Gain access to high-quality classroom resources for Kindergarten through Grade 12, linked to the provincial curriculum.
- Use, at no cost, the provincial Learning Management System and the Ontario Educational Resource Bank.
- Customize courses to meet their local needs.
- Serve small, rural, and isolated schools where specialized teachers and resources may not be readily available.
- Collaborate with other boards to enroll students in their e-learning courses.
- Receive face-to-face and online professional development for e-learning teachers.
- Gain access to a site where teachers share experiences with other teachers and administrators, in an evolving professional learning community.
More information about the provincial E-Learning strategy is available at the E-Learning Ontario web site:
Tools and Resources
E-Learning Ontario offers the following tools and resources at no cost to participating school boards:
Ontario Educational Resource Bank (OERB) ontario.ca/elearning
The OERB provides thousands of digital learning resources to teachers and learners, from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Blended Learning and Online Courses
Blended learning for grades K to 12 combines face-to-face and online learning using the provincial Learning Management System. Students in all grades can access course materials, due dates and see their graded work during and outside school hours.
Online collaborative and professional development site
In this digital environment, Ontario teachers can communicate, share insights and effective practices with colleagues across the province.
Online seat reservation tool
Seat Reservation System (SRS)
Seat reservation allows guidance counselors to help their students locate online courses. The system helps participating guidance counselors address issues arising from course unavailability and timetable conflicts.
Online math tutoring
Homework Help offers free online math tutoring to English- language students in grades 7 to 10. Certified Ontario teachers provide one-on- one confidential live-chat tutoring every Sunday to Thursday from 5:30pm to 9:30pm EST. Parents can help their child with math by signing up for a Homework Help account that provides access to interactive activities and math videos.
To support Ontario students with digital learning opportunities, the Ministry of Education is providing funding for one e-Learning Contact (eLC) per district school board.
KCDSB - Teresa Stevenson
KPDSB - Humberto Pacheco
LDSB - Gino Russo
RRDSB - Chris Denby
SGDSB - Stacey Wallwin
SNCDSB - Katie Maenpaa
TBCDSB - Cindy Carr
TNCDSB - Sheila Quesnel