Getting Online: The GO Project

 

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GO Research

Research into Online Learning in Canada

A key goal of the Getting Online project was to conduct research into promising practices, trends, and technologies in online learning in Canada.

Research: The Canadian Literacy Community

  • The GO project conducted research into promising practices, trends, technologies, and key issues in online learning in the Canadian literacy community
  • A survey about online learning practices, issues, and future trends was developed by GO team members and approved by the Research Ethics Board of Athabasca University
  • 102 surveys were received from literacy practitioners across Canada
  • Key informant interviews were held with 24 literacy practitioners
  • Two focus groups were held (one face-to-face in Newfoundland and one online in Ontario)
  • Technology surveys were conducted with nine literacy organizations who were leaders in the use of technology
  • A literature review was conducted

Research: External Organizations

  • The GO project conducted research into promising practices, trends, technologies, and key issues in online learning in diverse sectors external to the literacy community, including universities, colleges, school boards and not-for-profit organizations
  • A survey about online learning practices, issues, and future trends was developed by GO team members and approved by the Research Ethics Board of Athabasca University
  • The GO team researched the websites of 105 relevant organizations from all provinces and territories
  • 40 surveys were received from external organizations
  • Key informant interviews were held with 17 organizations

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