eLearning courses use a virtual classroom and are accessed by an electronic device. The teacher may be from a school in the Grand Erie District School Board, or from another school board in Ontario. Students can access their eLearning courses here.
In eLearning courses, students will not be face-to-face with their teachers. Students enrolled in eLearning courses are required to attend and engage in their eLearning courses regularly and consistently, as they do for their face-to-face classes. There is an Orientation Module available within Grand Erie eLearning courses, to support students’ success in their online learning. Students will require access to a device to complete their learning. Grand Erie students have access to a device within their home school so that they can work on their course during the regular school day. Students may want to have access to a device and the internet outside of regular school hours. Please check the technical requirements for eLearning courses by selecting the link at the top of this page.
eLearning courses are typically taken by senior students to fulfil missing graduation requirements. This provides opportunities for students to be able to access courses that they might not otherwise be able to take in a face-to-face class. As well, eLearning is a now commonly found at the post-secondary level (apprenticeships, college, or university), and is often used in workplace training. All students must be registered in a school in their home board before accessing eLearning opportunities. For this reason, schools may receive registration requests from students who are currently considered as home-schooled students.
To register for an eLearning course, students should see their guidance counsellors. Secondary students must complete the ‘Change in Student's Program’ form and submit it to the Student Services Department (Guidance Department) at their schools. Principals, in collaboration with the student and parent(s) and a guidance counselor, consider the best interests of the student when making decisions around facilitating access to eLearning. A list of current course offerings can be found here.
If you are a current eLearning student, review the eLearning Student Checklist to get started.
If you have concerns or questions, please contact Rob Malcolm, eLearning Principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org