Contact North offers online and distance education programs and courses from Ontarios 24 public colleges, 22 public universities and 250 literacy and basic skills and training providers. Students can learn without having to leave their communities by accessing the services available from Contact North.
Staff at the Parry Sound local online learning centre provide students and prospective students with information on programs and courses, and assistance with registering. Students can also participate in their classes by using the web conferencing, videoconferencing and audioconferencing platforms available at each centre. Full technical support and assistance are available from the local staff in each centre.
Students have free use of computers with high-speed Internet at local centres to connect to their online courses and complete their course work.
Students have a quiet place to complete their course work, link with other students in informal support groups and write supervised exams.
There is no cost for students to use the local online learning centres.