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Faculty of Education. (2008). Killick Centre for e-learning research: Personalized mid-term report. St. John's, NL: Memorial University of Newfoundland. Retrieved on November 29, 2008 from http://www.mun.ca/killick/documents/MidTerm_Report_Sept_2008.pdf

A mid-term report describing an e-learning research project conducted by Killick Center that summarizes the activities and achievements of the project at the halfway point, sharing the financial statement, plans for further research and evaluation of the project performance. The research project itself involved all stakeholders in the educational system in Newfoundland and Labrador, and focused on K-12 online learning in rural and isolated areas and investigated the effective interventions to improve e-Learning.

Farrell, G. M. (Ed.). (2001). The changing faces of virtual education. Vancouver, BC: The Commonwealth of Learning. Retrieved on March 12, 2008 from http://www.dfid.gov.uk/pubs/files/imfundo/Changing-faces-of-virtual-education.pdf

A book providing an overview of current virtual education in the world. This book was laid out chapter by chapter discussing from comparison between traditional learning and distance learning, emerging technologies, instructional strategies for content development, learner supports, organizational arrangements, assessments and issues facing.

Feist, D., & Hryciw, B. (2009, March). Using distributed learning to support 21st century learners. Presentation at the Alberta Distributed Learning Symposium, Calgary, AB. Retrieved on January 3, 2010 from http://symposium.adeta.org/node/96

Fila, D. (2006, February). An online course that truly rocks! Presentation at the Leading Learning Conference, Toronto Ontario.

A presentation reporting online teaching experiences with using computers and music editing software.

Foster, L. (2006, February). Strategies for teaching special education students in an online environment. Presentation at the Leading Learning Conference, Toronto Ontario.

A presentation focusing on special education students that discussed the challenges and specific learner characteristics, exploring useful teaching strategies based on both experience and research.

Fournier, H. (2009, March). Alberta’s strategy for distributed learning – An update. A presentation to the annual Alberta Distributed Learning Symposium, Calgary, AB. Retrieved January 3, 2010 from http://symposium.adeta.org/node/115

Fournier, H. (2006, May). Collaborative course development – The Alberta experience. Presentation at the annual conference of the Manitoba Association for Distributed Learning and Training, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

A presentation focused on a course development process involving writers, graphic designers, multimedia experts, editors, desktop publishers, copyright officers, and project managers to explore how those resources can be integrated together to deliver distributed learning materials across Alberta.

Francis, M. (2006). Student success in a technology-based distance education program. Unpublished Master's Thesis, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC.

A paper discussing the development of virtual schooling in the rural areas and examining the needs of the virtual students in these distance education environments. The study highlighted two important factors relating to the success of online learning: structured learning environment and two-way communication.

Fry, D., & Golden, J. (2006, February). Improving student success through synchronous learning. Presentation at the Leading Learning Conference, Toronto Ontario.

A presentation exploring strategies used in a synchronous online class to improve student engagement and retention.

Furey, D. & Stevens, K. (2008). New systemic roles facilitating the integration of face-to-face and virtual learning. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 11(4). Retrieved on December 15, 2008 from http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/winter114/furey114.html

An article focusing on the systemic role changes of the people involved into the transition from traditional education to virtual schooling in Newfoundland and Labrador. The article discussed the educational situation from 2000 to 2006 in the province, especially in rural areas and pointed out the changes of the roles of administrators, facilitators, teachers, principals, instructional designers and technical supporters.

Furey, D., Drover, D., Nash, G., & Skinner, J. (2008, May). From radio broadcasts to virtual reality: A case study of distance education in Hermitage Bay schools. A paper presented at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Education Symposium, St. John's, NL. Retrieved on November 29, 2008 from http://www.mun.ca/educ/symposium2008/Furey.pdf

An article discussing the development of distance education in Hermitage Bay between 1988 and 2007. The article focused on the special situation in Hermitage Bay and introduced the development of distance learning in this area by using three schools as a case study. The study measured the student achievements in those three schools and interviewed both students and administrators to understand their perceptions. The study found that the effectiveness of the distance education system has been proven based upon student achievements, wider variety of course offerings and stable course grades. The school administrators and students interviewed also presented positive online learning experiences.

Furey, D., Drover, D., Nash, G., & Skinner, J. (2008). From radio broadcasts to virtual reality: A case study of distance education in Hermitage Bay schools. St. John's, NL: Memorial University of Newfoundland. Retrieved on November 29, 2008 from http://www.mun.ca/killick/documents/Symposium_Paper_2008b-v200.pdf

A paper focused on the development of distance education in three isolated schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. The authors examined administrators' and students' perceptions and experiences with this online learning environment.

Furey, D., & Murphy, E. (2005). K-12 virtual schools and schooling. The Morning Watch, 32(3-4). Retrieved November 11, 2006 from http://www.mun.ca/educ/faculty/mwatch/win05/MurphyFurey.htm

A paper focused on the virtual education within the Canadian context. The paper provided a descriptive review of the literature on virtual schools and schooling, and a synthesis of information on teaching and learning in general.

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