Verena Roberts, CANeLearn's Chief Innovation Officer, was awarded the iNACOL Innovative Blended and Online Learning Practice 2013 Individual Achievement Award for her work with emerging educational projects including the first k12 MOOC for High School students, open courses for educators, immersive environments with indigenous youth, and student facilitated open courses including the OC@ADLC (Alberta Distance Learning Centre), an open course for K12 students.
Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, said, "The peer-nominated winners of this year's iNACOL Innovator Awards are selfless leaders dedicated to pushing the field of blended and online learning to maximize its potential to personalize learning for all kids. Individually, their work inspires and enables countless others to transform education to student-centered learning. Collectively, they represent the best of the field, and it is fitting that they are being recognized by their peers through these awards."
Michael Canuel, President of CANeLearn, who was pleased to be at the event: "Our team of CANeLearn representatives attending this year's iNACOL conference were proud to witness for the second year in a row one of our own in this newly formed Canadian network be honoured by iNACOL in this category." In 2012 Peggy Drolet and Audrey McGoldrick of LEARN were recognized with this same award by iNACOL. "Recognition such as this is a testament to the innovative work here in Canada, and one of the reasons for the foundation of our new national organization - CANeLearn", Canuel added.
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