Week 2—Resources

Online Learning in Canada

Read the MediaSmarts/CFS document (skim the document and read parts that interest you) if you teach in K-12, or Chapter 1 of Bates if you teach in the post-secondary system.

MediaSmarts/Canadian Teachers Federation. (2016). Connected to Learn: Teachers Experiences with Networked Technologies in the Classroom.

Bates, A.W. (2015). Teaching in a digital age: Guidelines for designing teaching and learning. Victoria: BCcampus.


Read Barbour (skim and then read sections of interest) if you teach in K-12 or Best if you teach in post-secondary education

Barbour, M. K. (2012). State of the Nation: K-12 online learning in Canada. International Association for K-12 Online Learning. Retrieved from

Best, S. (2012). Online Learning in Canada: At a Tipping Point, A Cross-Country Check-Up 2012. Contact North.

Digital Literacy

Read the Pangrazio article and then read and skim the remaining digital learning resources. If you have the time, Mark Federman’s article provides a great historical context for the problem of digital literacy.

Pangrazio, L. (2016). Reconceptualising critical digital literacy. Discourse: Studies in Cultural Politics, 37(2), 163-174.
If this link doesn’t work for you, get the article from the Course Resources folder.

MediaSmarts. Digital and Media Literacy.

MediaSmarts. Mapping Digital Literacy Policy and Practice in the Canadian Education Landscape.

University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education. Digital Literacy Centre.

Mozilla. Web Literacy.


Federman, M. (2005). Why Johnny And Janey Can’t Read, And Why Mr. And Ms. Smith Can’t Teach: The challenge of multiple media literacies in a tumultuous time.

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