Benefits to the School

The eLearning Consortium Canada is a unique organization that supports elearning for members schools through a sharing of online resources and expertise which could not be provided individually by independent and private schools. By joining the Consortium, you bring these benefits to your students and parents in a cost effective and proven approach.

ELCC provides fully Online Credit Courses for grade 9-12 students, Blended Learning through K-12 Blended Modules, and Reach Ahead Credits for Grade 8 Students.

ELCC can also provide customized Online and Blended Learning consultations in schools and Professional Development opportunities for school leaders and teachers. 

You support school and parent expectations

  • Computer roomBy joining the ELCC you are supporting the community of Independent Schools in delivering quality online courses
  • Parents and the independent school community expect online course availability for their students
  • Online Membership provides Professional Development and Leadership opportunities for your teachers
  • Students take online courses or blended learning modules where you are assured of the quality of the course and the teachers
  • Online courses provide skills that students will require for University and the work place…independent learning, collaboration, communication, problem solving, and appropriate uses of technology

You enhance your curriculum in a cost-effective manner

  • Your school can offer courses not presently available
  • You can offer online courses or blended learning modules that support a variety of different learning styles
  • You can offer classes where the numbers do not merit running a full class, i.e., low enrolment classes.  This can save on teacher costs
  • You can reduce the size of large sections by having identified students take online courses to meet class size expectations
  • It helps to resolve timetable conflicts for students

You meet student needs

  • You are able to offer courses to elite athletes or performers who can take an online credit while they are in another province or country or at times that match their special schedules
  • Online courses provide Credit Recovery
  • Online courses provide enrichment for students who want variety in their school program and who want an additional credit or a course not offered in their school
  • Online courses can provide Reach Ahead credits for students
  • Online learning provides personalized learning opportunities for students through interactive and collaborative curriculum that supports 21st Century Skills

Benefits to Teachers

Support your teacher’s leadership and professional growth, with opportunities to develop and deliver online courses using the latest technologies.  They will become a technology resource for your school!

Teacher professional growth and leadership

  • Apple on deskMembership in the Consortium fosters collaboration and sharing between member teachers and encourages professional growth and collegiality
  • Teachers are provided with training and experience to use technology effectively and appropriately in authentic situations
  • Teachers receive an AQ accreditation from the Ontario College of Teachers AQ through the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) that supports their professional growth.  In Ontario it goes on their transcript
  • They have opportunities to develop online courses and blended learning modules using best practices and leading edge instructional approaches
  • They have opportunities to teach students from other schools and various genders
  • This is an opportunity to expand their teaching repertoire and enhance their career path

A resource in your school

  • Recent research by Liz Pape (Virtual High School) and Susan Lowes (Nova South Eastern University) shows that online instructional strategies transfer to the face to face classroom when teachers return, adding richer discussion and more use of technology
  • Your online teachers become a valuable technology resource in your school
  • They are aware of the latest technologies and share this knowledge with other teachers in your school