eLearning Opportunities Expanded for 2013-14
If you answered "Yes" to any of the above, then eLearning may be the answer for you.
eLearning provides the flexibility to place a course anywhere in a student's timetable. It provides students with access to over 90 secondary courses, 29 of which are taught by Kawartha Pine Ridge teachers. The remaining courses are taught by other teachers in the 20 school boards that comprise the Ontario eLearning Consortium (of which Kawartha Pine Ridge is a member).
eLearning courses are taught by innovative Ontario certified teachers who are subject specialists in the eLearning area in which they teach. They also teach face-to-face classes in their regular schools.
eLearning courses follow the precise Ministry-mandated curriculum as do regular face-to-face courses. The course codes are the same and appear on the student's report in precisely the same manner.
Students register for eLearning courses through their school Guidance Counsellor and seats are filled on a first come first served basis.
After registering for an eLearning course, a student will participate in an orientation to on-line learning and the Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS used by students is called Desire2Learn (D2L). D2L is the virtual classroom where students will:
Each school at Kawartha Pine Ridge contains computers that are allocated for the use of eLearning students. These computers are located in a supervised area of the school (typically the library). eLearning students are expected to be on these computers working on their eCourses during the period they are scheduled for eLearning. With that said, eLearning students have 24/7 access to their courses from anywhere they have Internet access.
Please click the following link to see the eLearning courses currently offered by Kawartha Pine Ridge for the 2013-14 year:
Explore E-Learning Opportunities
2013-14 (coming soon)
Please follow the link below to discover the multitude of other eLearning courses available to Kawartha Pine Ridge students through the Ontario eLearning Consortium for the 2013-14 year:
Ontario eLearning Consortium (click on the "Course Offerings" link)
The following eLearning courses are being offered by Kawartha Pine Ridge for 2013-14. If the course you are interested in is not listed below, please follow the link above to see if the course is being offered through the Ontario eLearning Consortium:
Students can register for these courses or those offered by the Ontario eLearning Consortium by visiting their school Guidance Counsellor.
Students and parents who are interested in learning more about eLearning and the possibilities it offers can contact their Guidance Department or visit:
Is eLearning Right For You?
While eLearning is not for everyone, there are many students who thrive in this learning environment. To assess if eLearning is right for you, consider the following questions... If you answer "Yes" to many of these questions, then you likely have what it takes to do well in an eLearning course:
Did you answer "Yes" to many of these questions?... If so, eLearning may be an excellent learning environment for you.
Accessing Your eLearning Course
D2L (Desire to Learn) - Your Virtual Classroom
Go to https://kprdsb.elearningontario.ca/ if your course is offered by Kawartha Pine Ridge. Log in using the username and password you were e-mailed at the beginning of the semester.
If your course is offered by another board, you will receive the link to your eLearning course and your username / password via email.