Introduction to Online Learning Course
The IOL course was developed by the College Sector Committee as an
orientation for students who wish to experience online education to see if it
is a good choice for them. The IOL course consists of lessons, assignments, and
quizzes designed to help students become comfortable with the features of
online courses. Students are also given the opportunity to become familiar with
Moodle. Moodle is the learning management system used by many colleges and
universities to deliver online programs.
Important Note: The IOL course will not be accepted as a prerequisite for admission to the ACE program. ACE Distance courses require that students complete the Learn to Learn (L2L) course.
Why do I need the Introduction to Online Learning course?
Studying online certainly has its advantages but also has its challenges. Completing the IOL course will help you determine if you have the necessary personal, computer and academic skills – as well as the confidence and motivation – to successfully participate in online courses. You can proceed through the material at your own pace and support is available each step of the way.
The Introduction to Online Learning Course will help you:
Become familiar with online supports, resources and communication tools
Determine if you have the necessary computer, online reading, keyboarding, and personal
attributes necessary for taking online courses by participating in the SmarterMeasure Inventory
Develop a plan for obtaining the online skills necessary to successfully participate in online
Clarify your goals by participating in an online career inventory called TypeFocus
How do I register for Introduction to Online Learning (IOL)?
Complete the online registration form found on this website.
What are the details about the course?
Length: 20 hours total (You are allowed 30 days to complete).
Format: Online with support of Facilitators/Advisor
Cost: No fee
Start Date: Every Monday after 12:00 noon (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday)
You will need your own professional email address, access to the Internet, and a reliable computer. If you do not have a computer, there are 111 access sites in communities across Ontario where you can use computers at no charge. For more information about locations, go to www.contactnorth.ca or www.elearnnetwork.ca.
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