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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.