Academic Colleague Paper: Dr. Linda Garcia (University of Ottawa) and Dr. Sylvie Albert (Laurentian University) explore the advantages and challenges of online learning within Ontario universities. Garcia and Albert look at how online learning affect learners, faculty and administration, and make recommendations for transition towards an increased offering of online courses, as proposed with the Ontario Online Institute.
The Academic Colleagues Discussion Paper Series consists of short papers on academic issues prepared by Academic Colleagues. Although each paper is discussed by the Colleagues and by Council, the final version of the paper represents the opinions of the author or authors. The papers as finalized do not represent COU policy. They are a mechanism for investigating and opening discussion on matters of interest to the Colleagues and Council.