Virtual courses are often called eLearning courses. eLearning courses use a virtual classroom and are accessed by a computer, tablet, or smart phone. Your teacher may be a teacher from a school in the Grand Erie District School Board, or he/she may be in another city somewhere across Ontario.
In eLearning, students will not be face-to-face with their teacher. Students will require access to a computer or tablet to complete their learning. They may have access to a computer or tablet within their home school so that they can work on their course during the regular school day. If this is not the case, then the student must have access to a computer or tablet and the internet at home. 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. 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.
To register for an eLearning course, please see your guidance counselor. Secondary students must complete the ‘Change in Student's Program’ form and submit it to the Student Services Department (Guidance Department) at your school. 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