Doug Ford’s Move to Online Learning Poses Problems for Students With Disabilities, Experts Warn

"While a student with dyslexia would have great trouble with eLearning in that environment, I would argue any student would have trouble."

Doug Ford’s plan to cut funding for education by forcing students to complete mandatory online courses to graduate may pose problems for students with dyslexia and other disabilities, experts say.

Leaked documents obtained by the Toronto Star revealed plans by the Ford government to replace human teaching jobs with cheaper online courses — a plan modelled on experiments in Alabama.

Studies of the province’s existing eLearning efforts have not been promising: One poll found 60% of students across the province had trouble learning online and felt their learning style wasn’t supported by the modules.

In fact, students with individualized needs may face even more adversity.

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Press Progress
February 23, 2020
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