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AU Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

The Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University and its partners are pleased to offer freely accessible, quality massive open online courses (MOOCs) for students and the greater learning community.

To view our list of MOOCs, click on the course name in the MOOC Course List to your right, or scroll down for detailed course descriptions and dates.

Learning to Learn Online (LTLO) MOOC

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".

This course will run from March 6, 2017 to April 9, 2017.

For more information about this MOOC, visit

Technology-Enabled Learning (TEL) MOOC

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. 

This course will run from January 9, 2017 to February 10, 2017.

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

February 08, 2017

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