Here we answer a couple of frequently asked questions
What is an online eCourse?
An eCourse is an electronic version of a class that meets. The difference between an in person classroom meeting type and an online course is that the meeting takes place in virtual time and space. The instructor and course participants can go online at their own convenient times – making it very desirable for adult learners. This model makes learning across time zones and continents very convenient.
In an eCourse, participants might watch videos, listen to podcasts, and/or read articles within a certain time frame. They interact with others by posting comments and respond to the posting of others. In some courses, they are required to complete a project or assignments. A post test is required.
The requirements are basic. You must be able to send and receive e-mails and download course materials from this website. Almost all materials are in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format. Most computers have Adobe Acrobat Reader, but if yours doesn’t, you can easily install it for free.
There are no hand-in assignments for eCourses. However, you are expected to watch videos, read the materials and participate in the discussion. For example, you might be asked to post comments and respond to at least three other postings weekly.
If you register for a course that involves reading articles, you will be provided with a link or they will be made available for download. If the course involves reading a book, you can obtain it from the library or, if you prefer, purchase it.
In addition to participating in the weekly discussions, you are required to achieve 70% on the post test.
You will complete and submit it online.
Getting the necessary coursework to fulfill one’s professional development and meet the requirements for continuing education can be a daunting endeavour for many working adults. eCourses are designed to provide professionals with the ability to obtain quality education quickly, conveniently and affordably.
Distance learning courses can be exciting, challenging, enriching and convenient. They should not be considered an easy way to earn credits. In fact, this learning environment requires a high level of self-motivation, discipline and independence.
Once you have successfully completed the post test and the course evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. You can expect to receive it via email within 30 days.