Ottawa University – Online was recognized in January as a leader in distance education when it received the Distance Education Best Practices award from the Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), a professional association dedicated to improving instruction through technology.
The award, which is sponsored by Information Age Publishers and AECT’s Division of Distance Learning, was announced following AECT’s review of the University’s online application outlining its “Real-time Orientation to Online Learning” initiative.
“Providing an opportunity for firsttime learners to have hands-on practice with their online learning environment with the assistance of an Ottawa University specialist before their first day of class is a hallmark of distinction for Ottawa University – Online,” says Carine Ullom, director of academic technology. “We’re thrilled our initiative has been recognized as a best practice by the AECT.”
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