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Learning to Learn Online is a Course

Learning to Learn Online

Sep 24 - Oct 28, 2018

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Full course description

Course Date:

Sep 24 - Oct 28, 2018

Duration:

5 weeks

Commitment:

2 hrs/week

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Instructor-led

Credential:

Certificate

Description

Learn how online education differs from traditional classrooms while you develop your own personal plan and strategies for online learning success. In this course, you will explore the fundamentals of the learning process and various models of online courses to determine your learning preferences and which forms of online learning are best for you. Activities will address common misconceptions, frustrations and fears about online learning, and introduce techniques to help overcome such obstacles and gain confidence as a learner. Throughout the course you will be guided through an interactive and reflective process by a team of online learning specialists, with the opportunity to join in live sessions with leading researchers in online education.

For more information on Learning to Learn Online, visit http://www.ltlo.ca.

Objectives

Learners who complete this course will be able to:

  • Describe what it means to learn - anywhere, anytime.
  • Clarify personal learning preferences.
  • Identify common components of an online learning environment.
  • Compare differences between online and traditional learning.
  • Plan for areas of personal adjustment required for success in online learning.
  • Analyze different types of learning environments including a personal learning environment.
  • Explore and employ effective online communication tools and strategies.
  • Describe the role of an online learning community in supporting learning.

Course is offered by Athabasca University.

Course Instructors

Dr. Martha Cleveland-Innes

Dr. Martha Cleveland-Innes

Professor and Chair, Centre of Distance Education

Dr. Martha Cleveland-Innes is a Professor and Chair in the Centre of Distance Education at Athabasca University where she is heavily involved in the research and practice of blended and online teaching and learning. She holds a PhD in Education with a concentration in higher education and the social world. She joined Athabasca University in 2001 and teaches leadership, blended and online teaching and learning, and MOOC design and delivery.

Dan Wilton

Dan Wilton

Instructor

Dan Wilton has fifteen years’ experience as an online instructor. As course Inspirer and lead facilitator for LTLO, he will be your guide to making this MOOC enjoyable and rewarding. Dan is a doctoral student in Distance Education at Athabasca University and is a developer and research assistant for the Centre for Distance Education, where he is involved in the design, development, and analysis of several MOOCs and other educational initiatives.

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