Credenda Virtual High School & College
The Credenda Virtual High School (CVHS) in Saskatchewan is a virtual school which was established in 2005 to meet the needs of the communities in the north of the province. It has now evolved to become a First Nations high school for all students across Saskatchewan representing a diversity of ethnicity.
Its website is http://www.credenda.net/
Credenda employs a synchronous delivery model based on a combination of Desire2Learn Learning Management System (LMS) and Elluminate Live! Virtual Classroom (vClass) to offer online high school and post-secondary learning experiences.
The CVHS offer includes
- scheduled real time interaction with eTeachers
- 24/7 access to course content
- recorded lessons for review and revision
- the opportunity for students to learn at school, home, or wherever online access is available.
- a range of learning tools; whiteboard, audio, video, chat, web tours, breakout rooms for group work.
CVHS was created to meet a specific need and was not intended to replace schools. It was designed to support schools through partnership working to meet student needs wherever class sizes were too small to justify offering a course (or where the course was best delivered by a subject specialist).
Credenda charges an average tuition of $500 per class. Students living within a provincial school division in Canada may be reimbursed by their school district for up to two classes per term.
See iNACOL 2010 for a vignette of Credenda VHS
- “State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada”, iNACOL November 2010