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Because the field of blended and online learning continues to grow, BOLT curriculum requires participants to develop a Professional Learning Network (PLN). The Centre for Distance Education is excited to offer the BOLT Multi-Authored Blog - an innovative tool for continuing professional learning and community building. Connect with other professionals to engage with current research and share practical applications to incorporate into your teaching practice.

As well, an integral component to a PLN is locating professional organizations and associations that will support ongoing and current professional learning. The following list is a starting point to build your own PLN. Visit and bookmark these websites so you may learn of conferences, webinars and changes within the professional learning of K-12 online and blended educators.

Alberta Distance Learning Centre
Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium
Alberta Teachers Association Educational Technology Specialist Council
CanELearn
iNACOL
Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia
European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN)
Detailed list of distance Education Associations and Professional Organizations

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