The Arboriculture On-Line course closely mirrors the weekly sections covered in the In Class course, but allows students the flexibility to learn the material at their own pace and on their own time. The course is hosted on a password protected website, where students can log in to access the course materials from their desktop computer. With no face-to-face component, this course relies heavily on detailed explanations and supporting images to help students learn the complex and challenging course material.
Students who take this course will need to be self-motivated, and have good time management skills to budget 3-4 hours of learning and study time per week. No special technology skills are required, but students will need access to a desktop computer with high-speed Internet. The distance delivery instructor will support student learning throughout the course.
Students who have taken the online course praised the format and the content:
“I am enjoying the course as it serves me well in my role here in Morden. University was a few years back and this is a great refresher!”
Shawn Dias, City of Morden Parks, Morden, MB
“I am finding the tree identification sections very useful. I am learning to distinguish the species and cultivars, not just the genus level identification.”
Dana Race, Stonewall, MB
“I was able to work on the course at the times best suited to my own schedule with no vehicular cost and all my time was invested in studying, not driving. If given a choice of online or classroom again, given the distance I live from a large centre, I would most certainly take the online version.”
Terry Fehr, Gladstone, MB