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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.


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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From The Blog

  • OTL101 Post 2: Musings on Cognitive Presence

    Something that stood out to me is that although I recognize that I often learn from my students (in a face-to-face context…I’ve yet to teach on-line), I think that I’ve neglected to recognize how much students learn from each other. The article certainly indicated that the teacher plays an important role as the facilitator and …

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  • A Tidbit About Jessica

    Hello! Each of us has so many aspects to ourselves that it’s hard to narrow it done to just a few tidbits for an introductory post – don’t want to write a novel! I thought I’d go with the suggestion of creating a word cloud and including the image. One of my passions is Restorative …

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  • OTL301,Post 6

    The most important lessons I¬†gathered from the course are Help clarify what good performance is (goals, criteria, standards) Facilitate the development of self-assessment and reflection in learning Deliver high quality information to students about their learning Encourage positive motivational beliefs and self-esteem Provide initial introductions and ongoing social interaction. Outline required activities Provide explicit directions […]

  • OTL301,Post 5

    This course has led me through all four phases of critical inquiry. I did struggle with resolution phase as this is directed more to the online learning environment . I will work at creating activities that keep the critical inquiry model in mind. As an online learner myself I do relate to some of the […]

  • OTL301, Post 4

    Again I am constantly changing these blogs to suit what I do when I deliver face to face workshops. Social Presence is great section of learning and reminds to create more opportunities for collaboration and community. Right now in our workshop we have alot of working alone and I think we would work at adding […]