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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Learning to Learn Online (LTLO) MOOC

LTLO Banner Course runs April 29, 2019.  

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."

For more information about the AU-MOOC initiative, visit

To register in this free MOOC, visit LTLO Registration.


Technology-Enabled Learning (TEL) MOOC

Course runs September 22 - October 26, 2019. Registrations open mid-June 2019. Please visit this page for updates.

As technology becomes ever more pervasive in teaching and learning environments, teachers in diverse contexts face many challenges as well as opportunities. This five week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is designed to help teachers build their knowledge and skillset in teaching and learning with technology. Instructors Dr. Martha Cleveland-Innes and Dr. Nathaniel Ostashewski are excited to connect with teachers around the world in this free, flexible, and accessible course.

Teachers who want to learn more about teaching with technology will find this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Introduction to Technology-Enabled Learning (TEL), informative and engaging. Using up-to-date learning design and simple, accessible technology, the course runs on an easy-to-use learning platform available via the Internet. The course is designed for teachers who want to build on their knowledge and practice in teaching and learning with technology. It will run over five weeks and requires approximately three to five hours of time each week. Designed to accommodate teachers’ busy schedules,the course offers flexibility with options for learning the content. You will learn from readings, videos, discussions with other participants and instructors, meaningful exercises, quizzes and short assignments. Certification is available for those who wish to complete all required exercises and quizzes.

To learn more or register for this MOOC, visit Click to download the TEL-MOOC Brochure.


Report available on the Design, Development and Delivery of Technology-Enabled Learning MOOC 

May 15, 2018

The Introduction to TEL-MOOC was offered for the second time from November 6 to December 10, 2017. A collaboration between the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada, and the Commonwealth of Learning based out of British Columbia, Canada, this five-week MOOC is intended to engage teachers who work in any level of education, are from all over the globe, and are interested in technology-enabled learning and open education resources. 

The final report is now available here.

Updated June 05 2019 by CDE

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