Online education webinar series
In participation with the Globe and Mail, Athabasca University has sponsored a series of webcasts looking at online learning in a post-pandemic world aiming to offer advice for students, educators, and parents on how to effectively learn online. Below are links to the previous webinars accompanied with downloadable tip sheets of what was included in the webinars.
Heading in to a virtual semester
Does online postsecondary learning offer the same value proposition as on-campus? The Globe and Mail’s virtual webcast on May 21 explored what a virtual fall semester might mean for students from a cost and access perspective. This event featured AU president Dr. Neil Fassina who focused on how quality is key to online education.
A recording of the webinar is available to watch at your convenience.
Post-secondary education online
Social-distancing measures implemented in March sent post-secondary institutions and students across Canada scrambling to complete their semesters online. Virtual learning will likely continue into the fall so The Globe and Mail hosted a webcast on May 12 to explore the implications for students and educators.
The event, presented in partnership with Athabasca University and featuring AU president Dr. Neil Fassina, covered issues such as the quality of online learning compared to in-person approaches, and how students and educators can best prepare for the fall.
Creating an online learning game plan
On April 16, Athabasca University’s (AU) Deputy Provost, Anne-Marie Scott, participated in a Globe and Mail webinar about creating an online learning game plan. As Canadian students move their learning online, there is a multitude of questions about how this will affect students. This webinar aims to answer some of those questions and also provide strategies for both parents and students to ensure success during this transition.