Online Learning Update

October 28, 2013

The new distance learning gets up close and personal

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:09 am

by BRYAN BORZYKOWSKI, The Globe and Mail

Jennifer Feschuk already had one degree when she started at Royal Roads University in Victoria last year, but she still had some pre-school jitters before her classes began. The first day involved the typical tour and meet-and-greet with classmates, and she was given time to look around and get her bearings. But unlike her first postsecondary experience, this wasn’t taking place in person – it was all being done online. Instead of scouring the halls of a building, Feschuk and her fellow students were exploring every nook and cranny of Moodle, an open-source program that would become the online hub for all her coursework.

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