When it comes to your studies, what you learn can be just as important as who you learn it from. At Trent Online, we give you the advantage of being taught by expert faculty who are among the best and brightest minds in their disciplines and recognized globally for their outstanding work.
Since online courses are taught by the same instructors who teach on our campuses in Peterborough and Durham GTA, you can expect quality of instruction from academics who are dedicated to research, teaching and enhancing the student experience.
“Online learning is now widely recognized as being effective for a range of undergraduate students, so for Trent to be at the forefront of this unique and innovative graduate programming is particularly exciting.”
-Dr. Cathy Bruce, Dean, School of Education
Trent University offers an innovative, creative approach to online education, along with a deep commitment to students and a trusted reputation. Our instructors receive the resources and support needed to create engaging, collaborative online classes and programs so you can reach your academic and professional goals.
The Blackboard learning management system is used by course instructors to facilitate virtual classroom sessions. They can post and access course content, create assignments, perform online testing and manage grades. Blackboard also encourages student interaction, facilitates access to course resources and the sharing of ideas through a common, easy-to-use web and mobile interface that's interactive and built for higher education.
You’ll be pleased about the ways your instructor personalizes the online classroom for you and your peers. Video conferencing is one tool that’s being used for online learning as it promotes flexibility and is affordable for students. Zoom is a popular platform for having video conference and screen sharing sessions, allowing students and instructors to keep the communication lines open.
You’ll appreciate the robust, hands-on style when it comes to interacting with your instructor throughout the semester.
If you show interest and participation from the beginning of the course, your instructor will have more opportunity to mentor you as you share questions about the subject matter.
Awarding Excellence in Online Teaching
At Trent University, we share a commitment to academic achievement and a culture that fosters excellence in student mentoring, instruction and research. The Award for Excellence in Online Teaching is awarded to instructors who have demonstrated a passion for, and commitment to, online teaching and who have implemented effective approaches to fostering active learning and student involvement.
2018-2019 Susan Yates (Biology)
2017-2018 Paula Sherman (Indigenous Studies)