Learning to like online learning…

I have never taken a completely online course before. So when I enrolled in “Universal Learning Environments in the 21st Century”, a Graduate certificate program, connecting Rocky View Division employees and the University of Calgary Werklund School of Education, I was open to the unexpected. My online cohort consists of a dynamic group of Rocky View employees with varying backgrounds that range from psychology, Learning Specialists, administration, teachers, and Learning Support teachers, to name a few. My current course is titled, “Designing Inclusive Learning Environments”. We have a total of three online meeting discussion times scheduled, where we all meet online to converse about different topics and share ideas. The rest of the time, we are given a weekly challenge and required research readings to discuss and debate with each other through postings. Almost a month in, I feel this online learning experience has shown me a new perspective on Education.

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