Contact North | Contact Nord Collaborates with Athabasca University to Offer Free MOOC

THUNDER BAY, ON – New and returning post-secondary students preparing to take their university
classes online this fall can now take a free online course (MOOC), Learning to Learn Online starting
August 10, 2020.

During the free five-week, self-paced course, new and experienced students learn essential concepts
and practices for successful online learning. They explore the fundamentals of online learning. They
determine their learning preferences and address common misconceptions. They learn how to deal
with their frustrations and how to overcome their fears about online learning and gain confidence.

“We are thrilled to partner with Contact North | Contact Nord and their expansive reach to help
ensure as many post-secondary students have free access to this unique course to be successful
online learners,” says Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes, Course Instructor. Cleveland-Innes is Professor and
Chair in the Centre of Distance Education at Athabasca University where she is heavily involved in the
research and practice of blended and online teaching and learning.

“Students have the opportunity to learn about how online education differs from the traditional
classroom and build strategies for student success,” shares Sarah Gauvreau, Course Facilitator and
Research Associate for Contact North | Contact Nord. “We guide participants through an interactive
self-reflection process to determine their learning preferences and to create their own personal
strategy for successful online learning”.

For more information or to register for Learning to Learn Online visit: