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Advantages of Online Learning

Flexibility and Convenience

Online courses are designed with flexibility in mind. Since there are no scheduled classes to attend, you can take advantage of studying at a time and place that is convenient for you, from anywhere in the world. All you need is a computer and a reliable Internet connection.

A Variety of Course Options

You can choose from a wide selection of online courses from a variety of disciplines. Online courses are just as academically demanding as face-to-face courses and are equivalent in terms of curriculum and credit weight.

Teaching Expertise

Instructors with significant disciplinary expertise teach online courses. They will guide you through the course content, while supporting an active and engaging learning environment.

High-Quality, Interactive Courses

A team of instructional design and technical specialists work closely with disciplinary experts to develop online courses. Course designs meet rigorous quality standards to create interactive and engaging learning experiences.

Access to Materials

Online courses allow you to access the course material at any time. This means you can refer to material as needed and have more time to review course information and concepts.

Supportive Community

Courses are designed to encourage you to be part of a community of learners and build relationships with your coursemates through technologies that support online discussions and group work.

Diverse Learning Experiences

Gain valuable insights and experiences from studying with learners, instructors and guests from different disciplines and backgrounds, from all over the world.

Develop Real World Skills

Being an expert in online communication, technology use and online research are valuable skills to have in today's workplace. Studying online can build these important skills as you work toward your degree.

*Information on this page was developed by Open Learning and Educational Support at the University of Guelph.