Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate

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The Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate has been developed to support the 19 First Nations secondary schools in Manitoba which have been unable to provide either the variety of Grades 9-12 courses or the opportunity for Grade 12 students to repeat courses where desirable.

Its website is http://www.wapaskwa.ca/

Further information

In 2010 the Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate (WVC) began a pilot programme (in partnership with Credenda Virtual High School in Saskatchewan and the Manitoba Department for Education) to offer a virtual high school service to Manitoba First Nations communities. WVC makes use of Elluminate for synchronous learning and Desire2Learn for asynchronous learning. Despite a steep learning curve - the iNACOL vignette notes the challenges of a novice e-learning institution playing the dual roles of course developer(s) and online teacher(s) - the WVC pilot has been extended and is about to embark on its third year with eight additional courses being developed this academic year.

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