2021 National Survey on Online and Digital Learning

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We are pleased to announce that data collection is underway for the 2021 National Survey of Online and Digital Learning, which is the only Pan-Canadian effort to track the status and development of online, digital, and remote learning in publicly-funded post-secondary institutions.

We thank the many institutions who have participated this year and in previous years. To ensure a high response rate for 2021, we have extended our data collection deadline until May 14, 2021.

Participating institutions have requested that we inform key contacts at each institution of our research initiatives, invitations for participation in research studies, and publication activities. We have emailed the key contacts for all institutions and each institutional primary contact has been provided with a link to a fillable PDF that can be shared at your institution to support survey completion.

For more information about who is listed as the primary contact for your institution, please contact us.

About the National Survey

Following an unprecedented year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDLRA is resuming the National Survey to assess the changes to the digital learning landscape in post-secondary education. We know from our 2020 findings that the pandemic was a critical turning point for digital learning in Canada, with long-lasting impacts.

The goal of this annual bilingual research project is to provide a comprehensive and reliable exploration of key issues in digital learning in Canadian higher education.

No institution will be identified by name without their express permission and only aggregate data is shared in our reports. We are inviting every institution to complete this questionnaire.

The National Survey of Online and Digital Learning is the primary research undertaking of the CDLRA and it is critical for understanding changes in patterns and trends in digital learning at Canadian post-secondary institutions over time. In previous years, the National Survey has received a tremendous response and the results have been used by institutions, organizations, and government agencies to establish practices and policies related to online and digital learning.

Please contact us with any questions.