Learning online is a new experience for all of us. Some of these learning resources are designed to help you work in this new online learning environment - like how to do research on the Internet, or how to work together in online groups. Other resources are designed to help you acquire skills for making you a successful student - like how to write a better essay, or study for an exam. We've linked you to both resources and people to help you succeed as a student on the Web.
Internet Research & Online Group Work
Internet basics, how to use the Internet for research, how to search for, evaluate and cite Internet resources, how to work together in online groups
Online Group Work
University of Guelph library services for distance learners; links to databases, almanacs, electronic books and journals, government sources
Learning & Writing Resources
Write an essay, solve a time-management crisis, arrange for an online consultation, links to information and advice on these topics and more.
- University of Guelph Library - Information Literacy
The Library's goal is to help students, staff and faculty recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and effectively use the needed information.
- The Learning Commons
The Learning Commons is a consortium linking together various services on campus in support of learning, writing and library research at the University of Guelph. The founding partners in this collaborative initiative include Student Affairs, the Library, and Teaching Support Services.
Distance Education Course and Program Databases
There are a number of online searchable databases that can help you find the distance education course or program that is right for you.
Collaborative Organizations and Professional Associations
The University of Guelph is a member of a number of distance education/lifelong learning collaborations and associations. Explore these sites to learn more about this exciting and growing field.
Canada's Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research
Ontario Council for University Lifelong Learning
Canadian Network for Innovation in Education
Canadian Association for University Continuing Education
- The Commonwealth of Learning