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Taking the "e" out of eLearning.

Learning as a community in real-time and with a shared responsibility to engage, inquire and grow.

Semester 1 is under way. Registration is currently closed.

Renowned Program

The Virtual Learning Centre has been offering Ontario Secondary School students a wide range of flexible, and well-designed high school courses since 1997. It is a renowned program that is unlike any other eLearning initiative in Ontario.

The VLC offers students a full range of learning opportunities powered by the latest online technologies available.

We are committed to setting very high standards for distance learning and know that the student-teacher interaction is key to student success. For this reason, we encourage all of our students to attend web meetings, and to adhere to the course schedule and all due dates. This level of rigor builds a strong work ethic and forges a classroom and school community thereby preparing our students for post-secondary studies.

For more information please review the FAQ section on our website.

If you need further help feel free to drop us a line:
vlcadmin@virtuallearning.ca
or call us at 705-328-2925 (Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 4:00 EST)

 

Open School Ontario

Do you require a single senior-level math or science course with the flexibility to match your busy lifestyle? Our companion program features intakes every three weeks and offers the ability to accelerate through the course at your own pace. Visit Open School Ontario for program details and to see what we have on offer.

 

Open School Ontario

 

 

Recent News

Terry Fox Run

We are excited to announce we will be taking part in the Terry Fox School Challenge again this year.  We are challenging students to get out and run/walk/bike/skate on October 11th, 2019 in support of Terry Fox Foundation and help raise money to support cancer research. 

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GMail Deadline

Reminder to students that all email accounts from our old domain (@virtuallearningapps.ca) will stop functioning tomorrow, Friday, September 13th, 2019.  All students should use their @virtuallearning.ca accounts from now on.  Please see the modules section of the Student Guide course for more information.

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New Student Orientation Meetings Next Week

There will be several meetings held throughout the first week of school by our Student Services teacher, Mrs. Kuypers, welcoming new students and helping them navigate their way through our program.  

Meetings are scheduled on Tuesday, September 3rd at 2 pm, Wednesday, September 4th at 10:30 am and Thursday, September 5th at 12 pm. Students only need to attend one meeting - these are optional but recommended.  If they cannot make a meeting they can watch the recording. 

There will be a drop-in session on Friday, September 6th at 12 pm where students can ask general questions about the program.

Students can find out more details in the Student Guide announcement: "Welcome! From Student Services" when they are placed into the Student Guide course.  Students will be added throughout the week of September 3rd into their course(s) and they will receive an email letting them know when they have been added.  Be sure to check your junk mail.  Please do not contact the office for details.

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"I took one English course with VLC and I was hooked..."

Our Courses

All of our courses are taught by highly qualified Ontario teachers who understand how to blend the power of synchronous, streamed communication with the flexibility of static, anywhere-anytime course content. Students succeed in our program and our attrition rates (under 20%) demonstrate that our program works for most learners.

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How are online courses taught?

When you register for an online course within the Virtual Learning Centre, you will be provided with login information such as a username and id. You will also receive an Internet address (URL) to your course. When you login for the first time, an introductory message from your teacher will greet you. This message will outline the course content and describe how the course will be delivered and what is required of you. Although all of the Virtual Learning Centre’s online courses look the same, your teacher is ultimately in charge of how the course will run.

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Who teaches the online courses?

Certified teachers who are employed within the Trillium Lakelands District School Board deliver online course material for the Virtual Learning Centre. Each teacher receives training and support so that they are comfortable with the online approach to both teaching and learning.

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Will I benefit from online courses?

In most cases, this form of course delivery works well. Obvious prerequisites include motivation, computer familiarity, and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Remember, though, that although there is daily contact with others in the class, there may not be any face to face meetings. For students with some learning styles, taking online courses may not be an appropriate choice.