eLearning Through Online Programs The term eLearning refers to the use of electronic technologies to support learning and teaching. It includes the use of computer-based learning modules, Internet-based courses, threaded discussions, video conferencing, chat rooms, e-mail and more. Cambridge Academy uses eLearning to offer part time online credit courses. For each course delivered online, all of the curriculum expectations for the course will be accounted for, and assessment, evaluation, and reporting done in accordance with policies outlined in Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools – First Edition. The Cambridge Academy eLearning program provides students with additional opportunities to earn credits toward their diploma. Online learning supports students as they customize their learning plans to fit their educational goals by selecting from a variety of eLearning courses. Students enrolled in an eLearning course will complete all of the course requirements in an online environment where they will have access to high quality content delivered by dedicated Cambridge Academy teachers. Courses are also designed to take students 110 or 55 hours of learning. Throughout the course, teachers will provide assessment opportunities and feedback in a timely manner as they monitor student progress in the course by regular interaction with each student. Students are also always able to contact their teacher via email to ask questions about the course material or seek clarification. Students remain a student of their home school, and the completed mark and report will be sent back to their home school for reporting purposes. Each course is designed to take students 5 months, however students are able to work through the material faster or slower, providing all curriculum expectations are met and the course is completed within 12 months. Attendance Attendance is recorded, by the teacher, through discussions posted or sent to the teacher. If there is an issue surrounding a student’s attendance, then the Cambridge Academy office will contact the students and parents to resolve the issue. Final Exam The final exam is to be written at Cambridge Academy. The date and time to write the exam can be arranged with the course teacher once all other course materials are completed. If it is not possible to come to Cambridge Academy to write the exam, please contact our main office and a proctor can be arranged. Online Host Online courses are hosted on Owlwise. This server is Cloud based, so the only requirement is an internet connection. In terms of software, any current version of either Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari will work. If the user is running an older browser, they may need to download the newest version.