Why Choose Distance Learning
Distance Learning has become a popular and accepted learning modality that enhances the student’s ability to attend courses from a distance (the teacher and students in different locations) with the same rigor and quality as courses offered in the classroom and on campus. Online courses are conducted in asynchronous lessons, meaning that the student can engage in discussions, assignments, and other forms of course work at any time of the day or night as their schedules permit. In some courses there may be synchronous course work, which means the instructor and student meet at the same time of day online. This is planned for by the instructor and students ahead of time.
Some important distinctions need to be understood. Online learning courses are not the same as learning in the classroom. The student will need to take responsibility for seeking answers and becoming a self-motivated learner. Online courses require good time management, planning, writing, and communication skills. Students will also need adequate technology skills or the willingness to learn technology quickly. There are helpdesk services available to students who need additional help or trouble shooting advice.