آخر تحديث - 12 أبريل 2021
The Teacher Mediated Option (TMO) program began in 1984 as a co-operative program for school departments. In 1992, Manitoba Education took over the management of the TMO program and was managed by Wawanesa, MB (within the Southwest School Division). In 2007, the TMO program joined the distance learning unit in Winkler, MB. From 2010 to 2012, discussion began with the participating school chapters on the continuation of the TMO program. It was decided to form a consortium with participating school departments and to put TMO teachers under the host`s collective agreement. In 2012 – 2013, this consortium was created with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between consortium members and Manitoba Education. The Sunrise School division acts as a host division and ISO material is used as a base for teaching. This agreement was renewed every year, but in 2014 – in 2015, the Pine Creek School Division began to play a host division role. Manitoba Education has published other regulatory and policy documents: Independent Study Option (ISO), Multimedia Study Option (TMO) and Web-Based Course (WBC) option. In 2014, Manitoba`s education created a framework that allowed virtual colleges to operate in the province.
To date, the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre and the Pembina Trails and school divisions of St. James-Assiniboia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with the province and have received school codes for their virtual colleges. Shared Health Diagnostic Services operate diagnostic laboratories in each of the city`s reference hospitals and community hospitals, a total of 11 laboratories and more than 700 Winnipeg officers: Health Sciences Centre, Saint Boniface General Hospital, Concordia Hospital, Grace Hospital, Misericordia Health Centre, Seven Oaks General Hospital, Victoria General Hospital Deer Lodge Health Centre, St. Amant Centre, Riverview Health Centre and Car Clinicmel. As Manitoba`s population grows and ages, so will the demand for diagnostic services. Laboratory and imaging professionals are in high demand in rural, northern and urban centres in Manitoba. The long-term outlook is very good for laboratory medical technicians, medical radiological technologists and associated specialists. The only indication in the Public Schools Act with respect to distance education is the mention that the Minister of Education may authorize curricula, including correspondence and other courses.
Distance education is defined by Manitoba education: distance learning and learning options are funded, with a few exceptions, in the same way as hospital education. ISO students must pay for each enrolment in the course, although students attending a Manitoba school are free to reimburse the fees in full, partially or not at all. There is a fee per seat for the TMO and the consortium that operates this option has put in place a fee structure for members and non-members.