Full course description

Course Date:

Oct 2 - Nov 6, 2017

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 explore and develop your own personal strategies for online learning success. You will be guided through an interactive investigation and self-reflection process to help you determine your learning preferences and create your own personal strategy for successful online learning. We will address common misconceptions, frustrations and fears about online learning and introduce techniques to help overcome such obstacles. Various models of online courses will be explored as well as the concept of a "personal learning space".

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 holds an M.Ed in Distance Education from 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.