LaBonte has worked as a senior level executive and consultant for over 30 years in the K-12 and postsecondary education sectors. His doctoral studies, which focused on leadership and implementation of technologies for British Columbia’s 50 K-12 Distributed Learning (or online) schools, led to government consulting work in the development and authoring of policy, agreements and e-learning standards. Randy developed, piloted, led and implemented the Quality Review process for British Columbia online K-12 schools, and this led to other research work examining distance education programs in the province of Alberta. He also assisted eCampusAlberta with its online program of services to member institutions, including online professional development and has published papers on quality, leadership and e-learning standards.
Randy is an adjunct professor at Vancouver Island University where he teaches online courses for K-12 educators shifting their practices to online learning environments. Recently, Randy was appointed Chief Executive Officer for the newly formed Canadian eLearning Network where he is actively growing this start-up nonprofit organization.