Learning Goes Outside The (Classroom) Box
Once upon a time, taking an online course mostly meant reading text documents on a web page.
Times have changed.
“Our online students aren’t just reading PowerPoints and Word docs,” says Mark Ihnat, the director of eLearning in Humber College’s Centre for Teaching and Learning. “Many of our online courses offer interactive activities that take full advantage of the digital environment.”
According to Ihnat, most students take online courses because they need a flexible schedule — but some find they simply learn better using an online platform.
Humber has more than 600 online courses, and between 60 and 70 fully online programs. The college recently launched humberonline.ca, which is a “one-stop shop” for all online courses.
“Along with their courses, students can develop their digital literacy with different workshops, including building an e-portfolio and social networking,” says Ihnat. “We’re there for them every step of the way.”
For more information, go to www.humberonline.ca