Monday 10. September 2012

Distance learning at the University Centre

Now that the autumn semester has begun the University Centre is indeed full of life, new distance learning students arriving and 2nd and 3rd year students coming back after their summer holidays. Some of the distance learning students do teleconference classes here, while others come by to use our facilities, to read and work on their assignments.

This autumn a rather big group of nursing students are starting their program, which is taught from the University of Akureyri. They have classes all mornings and the the program is taught through teleconferencing. Other distance learners are students of various disciplines such as psychology, pedagogy, management, bussiness administration, occupational therapy, fisheries, anthropology and many more. Most of the distance learning students are enrolled at the University of Akureyri and the Unviersity of Iceland. There are however also students from the Bifröst University, the Agricultural University of Iceland, Reykjavík University and Hólar University College.

Now the University Centre for the first time offers a course in learning strategies. The course began last Tuesday and it was nice to see how many students showed up. We would like to use the opportunity to bring your attention to our operating guidance councellor, who´s services are open to all distance learners.

Students in nursing class at the University Centre
Students in nursing class at the University Centre