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Connecting Rural Classrooms Through Technology

, Portage College, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The college presented in this best practice case study is a rural northern college that has a main campus, plus eleven satellite campuses, ranging from 80 km to 280km in distance from the college. The college uses a small cohort strategy to deliver courses and programming. The strategy incorporates increasing cohort sizes by connecting small groups of learners distributed across our region at satellite campuses through the use of learning technologies. The presentation will discuss how our college has used different learning technologies in conjunction to deliver fully online or blended learning courses to meet the needs of our learners dispersed across numerous locations in a large geographic area.


Feledichuk, D. (2009). Connecting Rural Classrooms Through Technology. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (p. 358). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 23, 2019 from .