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LaBonte, R. (2008, April). Toward quality in DL practice: What is it? How do we know it? Presentation at the Virtual School Society annual conference, Vancouver, BC.

A presentation focused on the quality of online learning by describing a review of ten online schools, discussing the issues relating to online learning standards. A process of Quality Review was proposed to develop instructional and leadership practices.

LaBonte, R. (2006). Leading eLearning projects in British Columbia schools. In B. Pasian & G. Woodill (Eds.), Plan to learn: Case studies in eLearning project management. Dartmouth, NS: Canadian eLearning Enterprise Alliance.

A chapter on leadership and management practices as they influence the development of online programs. It discusses a study of British Columbia ED Online that was conducted to record how project leadership affects change within the e-learning community.

LaBonte, R. (2005). Leadership and educational technologies: Leading the charge for e-learning in British Columbia schools. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

A dissertation focusing on the roles of educational leaders in the technology-driven changing world; how leadership, pedagogy, and technology influence each other; and the significant roles of leaders in the process of technology diffusion. The data was collected by conducting a case study with a new educational online organization in British Columbia. The author reported that educational leaders should view this kind of reform as a system and incorporate available supports from multiple resources into their practice.

Lalande, H. (2008, April). Online learning and teaching across school board boundaries. Presentation at the Virtual School Society annual conference, Vancouver, BC. Retrieved on January 28, 2009 from http://www.learnnowbc.ca/files/PowerPoint/Online_Learning_And_Teaching_Across_Schoolboard_Boundaries.ppt

A presentation focused on introducing the Self-directed Courses with Online Teachers (SCOT) project in Ontario. The presentation briefly reviewed e-learning in the province, discussed the benefits of the provincial e-learning strategies, and reported the achievements of the SCOT project. The study found that most of the users were satisfied with the trial aspects, and overall enrollment increased.

Learning Cultures Consulting. (2006). e-Learning profile 2006 A snapshot of the Alberta, Canadian and international e-learning landscape. Edmonton, AB: Alberta Education. Retrieved on May 29, 2009 from http://education.alberta.ca/media/822080/elearningprofile.pdf

Litke, D. (1998). Virtual schooling at the middle grades: A case study. Journal of Distance Education, 13(2). Retrieved on June 21, 2005 from http://cade.athabascau.ca/vol13.2/litke.html

A case study of middle grade students enrolled in an online program. The focus of the study was to investigate a virtual school program. It recorded the assessments of students, noting the programs strengthen and weaknesses that influence student success, and identified education issues to be considered when developing virtual programs.

Litke, D. (1998). Virtual schooling at middle grades: A case study. Unpublished Dissertation, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

A dissertation focused on a case study of middle grade students enrolled in online courses. The study recorded the assessments of students, noting the programs strengthen and weaknesses that influence student success, and identified education issues to be considered when developing virtual programs.

Logan, G. (2009, March). Distributed learning: Past, present and future. Presentation at the Alberta Distributed Learning Symposium, Calgary, AB. Retrieved on January 3, 2010 from http://symposium.adeta.org/node/146

Lowes, S., Kennedy, K., Archambault, L., & Barbour, M. K. (2009, November). Recent research on online teaching and learning: Implications for practice. Panel presentation at the annual Virtual School Symposium, Austin, TX.

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