ONLINE SHORT DIPLOMA COURSE
ONLINE SHORT DIPLOMA COURSE
This Academic Program is uniquely designed by GO4IR to best enhance the distant learning through 3 month long online courses. It is composed of VR modules broken down into 3-month courses, e.g. graphics design, asset creation, basic programming, etc. as independent 3-month courses. The entry level for this course is likely a computer background or any NQF level 3 Computer Certificate with good matric exit scores. This course exits candidates with an Advanced Certificate with NQF 4/5 qualification.
What is Electronic Distant Learning?
Distant Electronic Learning is also known as short course, refers to an online flexible learning platform thought through a tutoring institution to scholars by means of electronic portals such as internet, electronic devices, electronic mails etc. In today’s “always-on” world, eLearning offers many benefits to both learners and institutions. The efficiency and convenience of Distant Learning proves how impactful it is to anyone who uses.
There are many terms used to describe learning that is delivered online, via the internet, ranging from Distance Education, to computerized electronic learning, online learning, internet learning and many others. We define eLearning as courses that are specifically delivered via the internet to somewhere other than the classroom where the lecturer is teaching. It is not a course delivered via a DVD or CD-ROM, video tape or over a television channel. It is interactive in that you can also communicate with your teachers, lecturers or other students in your class. Sometimes it is delivered live, where you can “electronically” raise your hand, pose your questions or interact in real time and alternatively sometimes it is a lecture that has been pre-recorded for your perusal.
There is always a teacher or lecturer interacting /communicating with you and grading your participation, your assignments and your tests. eLearning has been proven to be a successful method of training and education is becoming a way of life for many citizens around the world.
This method of Learning then becomes a global solution aiming to elevate issues such as:
- Time constructs against learning
It gives you the privilege to learn at your own pace. online courses give you the opportunity to move to the next lesson as soon as you understand the topic at hand and complete the requirements. If you are a fast learner, you can cover a wider range of lessons at a shorter span of time. If you are the student who wants to linger on the topic, you are free to watch slides repeatedly or concentrate only on those that need studying.
- Health and Social Distancing
Those who haven’t been successful with the traditional school setting because of health issues will find online learning a good option as most of them leave the system due to excessive absences or tardiness. It also serves as a platform to use during social distancing and quarantine during pandemics.
Enrolling in online learning programs will give you more time to talk with your professor, during an online lecture it is evident that students can either pose a question to the lecturer or communicate via the online platform using direct message methods.
- Flexible schedule
You will be given full freedom to choose what schedule to take. This helps you organize your daily activities at your convenience. This flexibility is also very beneficial for those students who have part-time jobs, a family member to look after, or other activities they should attend to that may get in the way with a traditional classroom setting.
- Flexible Learning
Learning is composed of courses that are adopted by a student on a short-term period (mainly three months but subject to change) and aims to acquire certain industrial required skills and a shirt course certificate that can be applied in certain I.T Fields
The table below gives detailed information about the computer science VR short course with which are susceptible to be installed in any distant learning institution:
Graphic design in digitalization
asset creation in digitalization
simulation in digitalization
Duration per course
- Attending the Institution
In most cases when students Enroll in an institution, they have to travel far distances to get the degree, with online learning programs the user or the learner can easily log on from the comfort of their own homes.
- Cost of a Semester
eLearning is cost effective as compared to traditional forms of learning. The reason for this price reduction is because learning through this mode happens quickly and easily. A lot of training time is reduced with respect to trainers, travel, course materials, and accommodation. This cost effectiveness also helps in enhancing the profitability of an organization. Also, when you are studying at your own place, you are relieved from paying for travel expenses (e.g. accommodation) when training happens in another city/state and/or external learning materials.
- Social Distractions
Attending an online clause allows the learner the option to remove themselves from social distractions such as partying and friends, this give them the means to control all aspects of their learning and mitigate situations that might be otherwise challenging
- Accommodates Everyone’s Needs
The online method of learning is best suited for everyone. Online courses can be taken up by office goers and housewives too, at the time that suits them. Depending on their availability and comfort, many people choose to learn at weekends or evenings.
- Lectures Can Be Taken Any Number of Times
Unlike classroom teaching, with online learning you can access the content an unlimited number of times. This is especially required at the time of revision when preparing for an exam. In traditional form of learning, if you cannot attend the lecture, then you have to prepare for that topic on your own; in eLearning, you can attend the lectures whenever you want with ease.
eLearning enables educators to get a higher degree of coverage to communicate the message in a consistent way for their target audience. This ensures that all learners receive the same type of training with this learning mode.
- Environmentally Friendly
As eLearning is a paperless way of learning, it protects the environment to a lot of extent. As per a study done on eLearning courses, it has been found that distance-based learning programs consumed around 90% less power and generated 85% less amount of CO2 emissions as compared to traditional campus-based educational courses. With eLearning, there is no need to cut trees for obtaining paper. Thus, eLearning is a highly eco-friendly way of learning.