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If you are new to distance education, fear not, we are here to help you, as are the members of the Teaching and Learning Centre/Online Learning (TLCOL) department. The Mount was a forerunner in distance delivery and continues to find innovative and creative ways to educate students who might not have access to traditional classrooms. In fact, we’re quite proud that we are offering our programs to working mothers and non-traditional students from around Canada and other parts of the world.

Each of your required courses is delivered via distance education, as are most electives; some electives will be available only in the face-to-face classrooms. You will be able to finish your degree without having to visit the campus. The mode of delivery will depend on the professor teaching the course. In some cases, delivery will be asynchronous. You will never be in the same space at the same time, but you will learn in virtual spaces through Moodle and maybe even blog or wiki pages. In other classes, you might experience a blend of synchronous and asynchronous meetings. In these situations, you will utilize a variety of technologies, including Moodle, and Collaborate (easy-to-use multi-mode learning software). 

We recommend that you take the time to explore the Teaching and Learning Centre. Although each of your courses will require you to read through the document called “Student Guide” found on the page, we recommend you take the time to read it before you begin your courses. Collaborate is an easy-to-use multi-mode learning software, but it takes some getting used to if you’ve never learned in this way before. Please visit the Moodle and Collaborate webpage for further information.