Nunavut Arctic College launches online course
Interesting article in the Nunatsiaq News:
February 11, 2011 - 11:21 am
NUNAVUT ARCTIC COLLEGE LAUNCHES ONLINE COURSE
Circumpolar studies course attracts 32 students
Nunavut Arctic College has launched its first all-online course as part of its new university studies diploma.
Thirty-two students from Iqaluit, Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk, Pangnirtung, Resolute Bay, Rankin Inlet and Ottawa are enrolled in the course that started Jan. 31.
In a news release, the college said students have formed study groups in each community and a bilingual instructed based in Iqaluit is also available to help.
The course, introduction to circumpolar studies, includes a range of topics including science, studies of the Arctic’s indigenous populations and contemporary issues.
It also aims to build student skills in critical thinking, essay writing and online learning.
The course is recognized as a credit by many member institutions of the University of the Arctic.
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