Collaborative learning using a common curriculum across a shared platform between all six northern Ontario colleges.
New for 2016, when enrolled in a business program, you will use curriculum developed jointly by faculty and deans of six northern colleges that meets the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development guidelines. Unless you are starting the program in January, your first year of classes will all be in a traditional classroom setting. In the second year and further, you may have some of your classes along with a number of students from other Colleges, brought together by a learning management system and web-based conferencing. The Professor in these classes may be from your home college or may be from one of the other colleges assigned to teach that course.
How Northern Colleges Collaboration Programs Work
For the January 2017 intake, your classes include professors and students from other partner colleges, brought together in a virtual classroom. All students will join classes through web-conferencing software using a computer, laptop or mobile device with a headset or earbuds with a microphone. Classes will be delivered at scheduled times (synchronous delivery) and will be recorded for later review. To allow for flexibility, students may join classes at the college or anywhere you have connectivity. Students will have access to all college services at the college where they register.
Continue with your application the same as for any program at www.ontariocolleges.ca
Commonly asked Questions
Does this change where I graduate from or the credential?
No, as part of collaborative programming you will graduate and receive the certificate, diploma or advanced diploma from the college in which you are registered.
What are the benefits?
As a student you have access to a larger number of faculty for specialized courses, class sizes will promote better and more diverse discussion and you will use communication tools that are common in today’s business environment.
Will I need training?
There is no additional training required as all classes currently use a learning management system. Although the technology is very intuitive, each student will receive complete information on how to use it and there will be ongoing support available.
Business Programs Involved:
Welcome to the Northern Colleges Collaboration program (NCCP). This program is an innovative collaboration project among the six Northern Colleges, Boreal, Cambrian, Canadore, Confederation, Northern and Sault. Your classes will include professors and students from partner colleges, brought together in a virtual classroom. You will join classes through web-conferencing software using a computer, laptop or mobile device with a headset or earbuds with a microphone.
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