Free Mooc Course to Help Students Learn Online Back by Popular Demand

Free Mooc Course to Help Students Learn Online Back by Popular Demand

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 202098 Views

Second cohort of five-week, self-paced “Learning to Learn Online” course offered by Contact North I Contact Nord and Athabasca University kicks off January 18, 2021

THUNDER BAY, ON – A free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to help students succeed in their online learning is now back by popular demand.

Offered jointly by Contact North | Contact Nord and Athabasca University, Learning to Learn Online (LTLO) introduces concepts and practices that are vital to successfully learning online.

The initial September offering of the course was so popular – attracting 1,541 students and educators from 79 countries – that a January/February session is now available.

Students in the next cohort of LTLO can start any time after January 18. They must complete the course no later than February 21, 2021.

The course is ideal for:

  • Students learning online for the first time
  • Students who want to improve their approach to online learning
  • Teachers or education professionals who want to support their students in learning online

“The students and teachers who participated in the joint Contact North I Contact Nord and Athabasca University MOOC course had to quickly learn how to pivot to online learning in the middle of a pandemic,” says Sarah Gauvreau, Course Facilitator and Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate.

“We were pleased to be able to help them create their own personal strategy for successful online learning, and we look forward to doing the same thing for our January cohort of students and teachers.”

Participants can register here.


For further information, please contact:

Sarah Gauvreau

Research Associate

Contact North | Contact Nord

[email protected]

About Contact North | Contact Nord

As a community-based organization, Contact North | Contact Nord helps underserved Ontarians in 800 small, rural, remote, Indigenous and Francophone communities get jobs by making it possible for them to access education and training without leaving their communities.

We respond to 1,000,000 requests per year from Ontarians and provide five local services:

  • Information on available online programs and courses from Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 22 public universities, 9 Indigenous institutes, 76 district school boards, 200 literacy and basic skills providers, and 50 skills development training providers (Ontario’s education and training providers).
  • Assistance with the registration process for their program or course of choice, referrals to other local support services, and assistance with financial information.
  • Free use of computer workstations and high-speed Internet access to complete their online courses.
  • Free use of web conferencing and videoconferencing distance learning platforms to connect to, and participate in, their live online programs and courses.
  • Supervision of written exams and tests.


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