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Virtual Learning Network supporting 21st Century students

Near North District School Board News Release ******************** The Near North District School Board is now accepting student registrations for its flexible learning program, the Virtual Learning Network.
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Near North District School Board
News Release

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The Near North District School Board is now accepting student registrations for its flexible learning program, the Virtual Learning Network. The program is aimed at supporting 21st Century students. Since its launch in January 2011, the program has proved to be an overwhelming success.

The Virtual Learning Network is available to anyone requiring an alternative means to complete their high school graduation requirements or, upgrade marks/level to meet postsecondary admission criteria. A wide variety of courses are available to students in all regions, ranging from Grade 10 Open Information and Communication Technology in Business to Grade 12 University Preparation Biology. A full list of courses, dates, regional e-Learning hub locations and registration information can be found on the Board’s website at www.nearnorthschools.ca.

The Virtual Learning Network uses the provincial Learning Management System (LMS) to connect students with teachers and learning resources. Students may access classroom support while enjoying the flexibility of eLearning. Two evenings per week, classroom support will be available at regional e-Learning hubs within secondary schools throughout the district in the communities of Almaguin Highlands, Mattawa, North Bay, Parry Sound and Sturgeon Falls.

The deadline for registration is September 23, 2011. Courses begin September 26, 2011 and run until January 20, 2012. Semester 2 begins in February 2012. Students are welcome to take more than one course at a time.

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