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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.

Online Teaching & Learning Courses

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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  • OTL 301 – Post 6 – The end… or just the beginning!

    Final post! What I have learned in this last course is that course design is very important for social, cognitive, and teaching presence, but not much can be done to change it once the course is online, so I need to reflect on how to maximize these through the techniques of facilitation and direct instruction. […]

  • OTL 301 – Post 5 – Self-reflection on critical inquiry process

    Looking at the self-coded categories from my different posts, I notice that I did engage in all four phases of the critical inquiry process, and that it was not a linear process. I was able to resolve certain issues by thinking about them and relating them to the course materials, using these to further my […]

  • OTL 301 – Post 4 – The voice of experience!

    The interview with a colleague who has taught several continuous entry courses was very helpful and informed me on a great deal of topics. ┬áIn terms of teaching presence and the promotion of community, the main points I took away from the conversation were: -get in touch with the students early and keep in touch […]

  • OTL 301 – Post 3 – Aligning learning objectives and activities

    Learning objective 1: Apply theories of crime to real life incidents Learning activity 1: Case study – Using one of the case studies in the textbook, consider the ways in which some of the theories we have seen would explain the situation described. Which theoretical concepts are in evidence in this case study? Learning objective […]