College launches new course, resources to assist students with online learning

By Public Affairs | August 25, 2020
           

Online Learning

Okanagan College is promoting new resources to enhance student success in an online learning environment.

This week the College launched a new course that introduces students to the online learning platforms and delivery methods they will encounter in their programs this fall.

The course also points them toward the various resources and supports in place to help them with online learning, including how to access technology/software remotely, how to get their free copy of Microsoft Office 365, how to use the College’s learning management system (Moodle), as well as tips from fellow students on how to prepare for online learning.

Students can explore these online learning resources here www.okanagan.bc.ca/onlineresources.

A number of students and representatives of the Okanagan College Students’ Union (OCSU) have already had an advanced look at the resources and have shared their input.

“The OCSU is supportive of OC’s approach to help ensure that future and current students are prepared for success while navigating Fall 2020,” said Brianne Berchowitz, Executive Director for the OCSU. “This new course will be useful for any student who is looking to gain a bit more insight into the resources available and includes great tips and tricks on surviving post-secondary.”

Back in March when the pandemic hit and classes moved online, the College quickly launched an online learning resources centre with various tools, tutorials and how-to guides to help students and instructors transition to online learning and teaching.

The new course and resources, developed by the College’s Learning and Applied Research and Education Technology teams, take that online learning centre to a new level as fall semester approaches.

“We want all students to know that we’re here to help,” explains Meri Kim Oliver, the College’s Vice President Students. “Students need to know that there is a strong network of people available to support them and resources are in place for navigating learning online successfully. Our priority continues to be helping students achieve their goals.”

For anyone interested in attending College this fall, it’s not too late. Applications are still being accepted for many programs and courses at OC for September. Future students can explore courses and apply online at okanagan.bc.ca.



Tags: Learning and Applied Research, COVID-19, Student

TOP STORIES

RELATED STORIES

Sign up for weekly stories




Trending

Empowering Employment
Empowering Employment: College to host virtual employment fair in Feb

January 18, 2021

Okanagan College is powering up a new virtual employment fair next month to help connect students, alumni, job seekers in the community and employers from across the region. Empowering Employment is a virtual career fair to be held on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Anyone interested in attending as a job seeker or showcasing their business as an exhibitor can learn more at www.okanagan.bc.ca/empowering. Exhibitor space, although virtual, is still limited and so interested organizations should plan to register soon to ensure their sp...

Read more...
Maria Kruger, Certified Dental Assistant student
CIBC gives scholarship boost to Indigenous students

January 18, 2021

When Maria Kruger graduates as a Certified Dental Assistant from Okanagan College later this year, she will proudly stand among her people as a skilled professional. Kruger, who is of Okanagan/Shuswap descent, has a goal to graduate and work with people in her community on the Penticton Indian Band. “I want to see our people go into skilled trades and be able to support our own communities. That’s one of my main goals,” says Kruger, who also cites her two-year-old son as inspiration behind her return to school. A new donation from CIBC alon...

Read more...
Practical Nursing Instructor Lisa Matthews with "Meet Your Instructor" text overlain to the left.
Meet Lisa Matthews, Practical Nursing instructor

January 5, 2021

Where are you from? I was born and raised in Edmonton, but have worked and lived all over the world. What is your education and area of interest? I started my nursing career with a Nursing Diploma from VCC in Vancouver. I then completed specialty certifications in critical care and emergency nursing from BCIT. Following this I completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dalhousie University and then a Master’s in Public Health from Michigan State University. My area of specia...

Read more...
SCMT Professor Marty Paradine takes a break outdoors
Meet Marty Paradine, SCMT Professor

December 9, 2020

Q: What is your education and background? A:  My education is as follows: B.Sci. in Mechanical Engineering (University of Manitoba) M.Sci. in Renewable Energy (Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany) MBA (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden) Certified Energy Manager (Association of Energy Engineers) Professional Engineer (APEGBC) I have worked in the mining, oil and gas industries as an engineer and operations manager, before moving into my area of passion - susta...

Read more...