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Canvas Network

Learning to Learn Online

Athabasca University via Canvas Network

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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". 


Learners who complete this course will be able to:

  • describe what it means to learn
  • identify and analyze their personal learning preferences
  • identify and describe common components of an online learning environment
  • analyze and compare differences between online and traditional learning
  • describe areas of personal adjustment for success in online learning
  • analyze different types of learning environments including the personal learning environment
  • employ effective online communication skills through exploration of common online communication tools and strategies

Taught by

Dan Wilton and Dr. Caroline Park


5.0 rating, based on 5 Class Central reviews

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  • Md. Helal Ahmed
    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 onlin…
  • Anonymous
    This is a very interesting course that aids the learner to learn. This course is great , especially for teachers in this ever changing technological world, where someone could be easily lost. It helps the learner to prepare for learning in a different medium( change from face to face , to online learning). By doing this course, it prepares the learner to learn online with ease and confidence. A variation of assessments are used, so the learner is not easily bored by doing repetitive, boring activities. A wise decision was made when this course was chosen.
  • Anonymous
    I think it is a very interesting course.Trough this course, I want to learn basic method of online learning.
    Thanks a lot.
  • Anonymous
    This is the most effective course I've ever taken.Alot of beneficial information,great instructors, wonderful peers.Every thing was so advantageous.I liked it very much.
  • It serves an introduction to what is like is online learning. And if you want to know the difference between online and face-to-face learning.

    The course has several webinars that you can join.

    I learned understanding the function of LMS is also important in online learning. To be honest, I know there is a eportfolio in Canvas the first time. And access to it seems hidden.

    The course is a very good introduction so far.

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