Studying on the Internet
The internet can be an excellent tool for Distance Learning through the Australian Correspondence Schools.
Traditional classroom learning has one major problem!. Different people learn in different ways and at varying rates. Some are information processors and others information gatherers. Some need to see to learn, others can learn just as fast by reading or hearing. When people are taught in a group; the teacher needs to decide on just one learning method and rate of learning; then apply that to everyone. Inevitably, some are frustrated because they are held back, others are left behind; and some might not learn at all, because the learning method just does not suit them at all.
Distance Education via the Internet treats You as an Individual
If the internet based course is structured properly, it can build in lots of flexibility for you to learn in a way that suits your needs, and provides fast and individualised support from academic tutors, where you are treated as an individual, rather than as just one face in a crowd. Our learning programs are designed very much with these things in mind.
Here are some of the ways you may use the internet to aid (and perhaps speed) your studies:
- Contacting Tutors
- Go to the online Student Portal at: Login.Training. From the dashboard menu, select ‘Ask Your Tutor a
Question’ and follow the prompts. Leave the Tutor Name blank if you do not know your Tutor/Academic yet. You can also access the ‘Tutor
Question Form’ via the Student Tools menu.
- Email any questions regarding your studies to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sending Assignments
- Assignments are submitted through the online Student Portal.
- Research for Assignments
- Search information for any research work via the internet.
- Email the school for suggestions about where and how to search for specific information and contacts over the net.
- Use an internet search engine to find addresses and phone numbers of contacts you can visit to undertake practical or research tasks in your studies.
- Accessing the School's Database
- When appropriate, we can download files from our extensive database, and email them to you.
- The school has a database which includes course notes of more than 300 current and discontinued courses, plus more than 40 published books and magazines written by our staff. If a student requests more information on something they are studying, it is very likely that we will be able to quickly email you something from the database.
- Make Valuable Contacts
- Contact people and organisations in your area of study.
- Develop relationships which may be useful in your future work.
- Online Training
- Download course notes, complete Self-Assessment Tests (SATs) and chat with tutors and students.
- Our online training system is state of the art, developed by our own computer programmers to be robust, reliable and effective.
- Because we created the system, we control it (unlike most universities and colleges, that use off the shelf course delivery systems. Our system has been built specifically to fit with our courses, and our courses, written by our staff to fit with the course delivery system.
We offer many hundreds of different, substantial online courses through this web site; but there are other options as well.
TWO OTHER WAYS OF STUDYING ONLINE
These are studied online, take around 20 hours to complete; and upon successful completion and passing an online exam; you are awarded a digital "Certificate of Completion".
Learn how to is a whole new way of learning - shorter, bite size courses, which lead to small micro credential qualifications (differing types of badges); to prove your successful completion of a course.
For a small monthly fee a student can access a huge variety of courses -most taking 3-4 hours or less to complete. (We are doing organisational subscriptions at much lower rates too). Study online; as many (or few) courses as you wish each month. Stop subscribing whenever you wish. All courses developed by our highly qualified & experienced academics. - Ultimate flexibility in your education.
When organisations sign up groups of people prices drop. A group of 51 people for instance is $14.95 (Australian dollars) per month - but we can negotiate even better.