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What is online course?

mike donovan
What is online course?

What is online course?

The online training courses are carried out in non -contact manner through a device connected to the Internet, ie requiring the information and communications technology ( ICT) . Students can study from home or from anywhere they have an Internet connection. The training center has a virtual campus where you can access the contents of the courses and, in addition, interact with the other students and also with the teacher. the communications

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 they can be performed synchronously or asynchronously; most commonly, they are asynchronous, thus facilitating the work rhythms and schedules of all students. Even so, in some cases, there are synchronous connections to hold a debate or conference, for example. The forms of communication can also be diverse, such as chats, forums or private messaging, for example.

The materials used in these courses, and the type of activities, can be very diverse. It depends on the methodology that the teacher uses in each course, but there may be written documents, videos, group activities with other students, debates in the forums, creation of dynamic presentations, evaluation of the tasks of the classmates, practical exercises on a topic, etc.

The main modalities in which online training is delivered are e-learning, m-learning, and b-learning.

Below you can find the main advantages and disadvantages of online training :


Easy communication with the teacher and other students.

Ease of studying anywhere at any time.

Variety of ways of learning.

Diversity of multimedia resources used.

Variety of learning activities that are carried out.


Learning technological skills not directly related to the course.

A good Internet connection is required to complete the course well.

Previous technological skills of the students are required.

If the tasks and learning objectives are not well described, it is easy for students to drop out of studies halfway or not make the most of the training.

A high degree of student involvement is required to successfully complete the course(Take my online class)

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