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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Teaching and Learning Through E-learning

Course code: EDAQ 6910C
Format: Online

Note: this course is a one-session Additional Qualification (AQ) course

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This course is an opportunity for you to explore online education at the Senior/Intermediate level (grades 6 to 12), share thoughts, ideas and questions within a collaborative community of your peers, and model techniques you will use as you develop your own online learning modules for blended or fully online courses.

This course is open to all teachers. Most teachers who enrol in this course have an interest or background in this area, and a desire to extend and apply knowledge, skills and practices in the design, implementation and assessment of such programs.

Theoretical foundations of e-learning include:

  • Understanding the context of the e-learner and relevant theories of e-learning.
  • Exploring a variety of conceptual frameworks for e-learning, both from an historical and inquiry perspective.
  • Exploring a variety of conceptual frameworks of online collaborative learning.
  • Understanding theories of exceptionality as they relate to the e-learner.
  • Understanding the objectives of personal and social growth through the study of e-learning approaches.
  • Understanding the communication process in e-learning approaches.
  • Using the ministry curricula documents as the underpinnings of the e-learning approaches.
  • Reflecting on personal teaching practices and engaging in professional dialogue on the relationships of theory and practice in the use of technology to foster learning.
  • Having awareness of policy and/or legislation relevant to teaching and learning through e-learning.
  • Knowing and understanding policies and procedures that are relevant to e-learners.


  • Unit 1: Getting Started
  • Unit 2: A Framework
  • Unit 3: Curriculum Design
  • Unit 4: Instructional Design
  • Unit 5:  The Future of eLearning

See the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) guidelines for more details about the course.


  • OCT Certificate of Qualification.
  • An interest and background in e-learning.