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What Is Online Learning

There is no single definition for online learning. It includes learning with the assistance of the Internet and a personal computer. The term e-learning, or electronic learning, often is used interchangeably with online learning.

It is a method of delivering educational information via the internet instead of in a physical classroom. There are many different applications for online learning, ranging in scope from simple downloadable content transferring knowledge through to structured programmes that include assessment and award.

Online learning can consist of both real-time interactions as well as interactions, which occur over extended periods of time, such as email or an online discussion board. Your courses will be broken up into modules that contain the learning content and activities you will have to complete. Each module may contain readings texts, PowerPoint, and lecture notes that provide the information you will need to complete assignments, assessments or examinations. The learning activities will vary in each module and might include discussions, scenarios, simulations, projects, or papers.

Benefits of Online Learning

  • 1. The most important benefit of online learning is that it can span time and distance. You do not have to be within the walls of a classroom to obtain course related information. You can have access to your course documents and maybe along with consistent interaction with your classmates and teacher anywhere and anytime.
  • 2. Students can study with international Universities abroad and be exposed to world class curriculum contents and knowledge making them globally competitive.
  • 3. Very affordable way to study than the traditional campus studies.
  • 4. Degrees and awards from Online Learning are recognised for employments and further study the world over.

Where Does Online Learning Fit in Education?

Customarily, online learning falls under the broader category of Distance Learning. Distance education is defined by the United States Distance Learning Association as an “education program whereby students may complete all or part of an educational program in a geographical location apart from the institution hosting the program; the final award given is equivalent in standard and content to an award program completed on campus.”

Typically, students and knowledge provider reside in different locations; a physical classroom is not necessary. Therefore the teaching and learning process relies on the Internet and a personal computer.


Having the above knowledge on Online Learning, and armed with your computer and internet connectivity, register for the course of your choice with one of our partner Universities for your undergraduate programmes, HND to Degree top-ups, Masters or PHD programmes.



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