Online Learning Environments

This course is designed to provide education professionals with an opportunity to examine current techniques and technologies employed in designing and delivering learning solutions online.

You will explore how to create engaging online spaces for learning using Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Virtual Learning Environments (VLE), and how to introduce elements that enrich the learner experience through both synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as alternate media. You will examine the key role of communication and support, social learning and peer collaboration. Instructional strategies will enable development of digital literacy, research and evaluation skills, and presentation and interpersonal skills required to foster virtual collaborative interactions.


Course requirements: The course requires a computer and online access to the OISE course environment, as well as the ability to connect online to other websites and resources as required. Important: You will require the ability to download tools and software in order to experiment with various technologies. Additionally, you must have comfort level with creating accounts with various social media sources (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.).









Course can be applied towards

Adult Learning and Development: Elective Courses

Full Course Details

Section Title:

Online Learning Environments

Enrolment Session:

2024 Late Winter



Total Hours:




07 Mar 2024 to 25 Apr 2024

Delivery Option:


Course Fee(s):


Section Note(s):

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: February 29, 2024, 11:59pm EST - late registration beyond this deadline may be available, if space permits.

Note: This course is facilitator-led and paced into asynchronous weekly modules. Learners will be assessed based on a combination of individual assignments, group assignments, and consistent engagement in weekly online discussions.

You will need a device connected to the internet to access the online learning platform from a browser.  While there are no set class meeting times, your facilitator may host live sessions via Zoom (optional, but recommended). Dates and times for these sessions will be announced in-course.

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