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Program Delivery supports the teaching and learning process by providing timely, accessible, flexible, and high quality service to students, Open Learning Faculty Members, and other TRU departments through the innovative use of technologies and the implementation of best practices in distance learning.

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We offer a series of three online courses designed to build your competence and capacity in teaching in an online environment.

 


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  • OTL301 Post 6 – Full Circle

    Having come to the end of these 3 courses, the main way my thinking has changed is in realizing that teaching an online course is not as simple as just transferring the content and teaching style associated with a face-to-face course. On-line teaching, and specifically, building a Community of Inquiry requires a completely different teaching …

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  • OTL301 Post 5 – Reflections

    I did indeed engage in each of the phases of critical inquiry. I don’t know that I resolved any specific problems but I have definitely evolved in my thinking about on-line teaching. Learning about the Community of Inquiry and the different phases of critical inquiry created a different perspective (much more in-depth) for me to …

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  • OTL301 Post 4 – Interview Time!

    For this post, I interviewed the instructor who was assigned to me as my senior on-line faculty member. She has taught on-line continuous courses for a number of years and was kind enough to offer her perspective. I asked her the following questions: What strategies do you use to promote community and connection in a …

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  • OTL 301 Post 5

      Upon reflection, I’m quite surprised that I went through the critical inquiry process. This course instigated the triggering event by having me elicit my background knowledge and past experiences. This was my buy-in. The exploration phase occurred when new definitions, terms, and even technological problems were experienced. These problems pushed me out of my […]

  • OTL 301 Post 6

    I definitely learned a lot of lessons from this course! First, facilitating the social-emotional aspects of students within an eLearning environment is crucial. It contributes to a sense of community and can promote online interactions. Additionally, strategically designing assignments and crafting well thought out questions can foster a sense of inquiry, organization, and open communication. […]

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