Distance learning and online schools are relatively new to education. There are two common types of formats for online classes. One type is a hybrid mix between traditional real classroom class time along with online learning via live chat room and message board participation. The other type of online distance learning is solely online.
Some online universities have created their own custom course material for their online classes. On the other hand, some online courses just use a pre-packaged material, sometimes in the form of PowerPoint slides and interactive questions. Learn about your online school before enrolling in any online certification or online courses.
Online classes take advantage of the advance in Internet technology to make taking courses over the web more credible. Some of the advantages of taking online courses include: