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Set your own pace!

Created on Wed, 24/07/2013 - 17:23 by Haldor Aamot 

There’s no disputing it: flexibility is the key to juggling modern life. Tight timeframes work for some, but many of us prefer to set our own pace – and that applies particularly to studying.

You asked for convenience and flexibility – we delivered! So far, all our Open2Study courses have been run over four weeks. But on 15 July 2013, we changed the tempo by launching our very first self paced courses; our free online courses just got even better!

To start with, we are offering two courses in this stream – User Experience for the Web and Management for a Competitive Edge. Our aim is to compare how well students in self paced courses perform when compared against students in our regular four-week courses. This will help us to better understand how students learn online so that we can continue to improve the quality of the courses we offer.

To me, self paced learning is a great move, which is why I volunteered my course Management for a Competitive Edge as one of the first to be offered without timelines or cut-off dates. Students will now be able to access this course any time and study wherever they want without the pressure of deadlines looming large.

Of course, it’s not just for students who like to take longer or don’t like deadlines – you can also complete an entire subject in a day if you have the time and motivation.So now you can fit your studies around your life rather than the other way around!

Having taught face-to-face business and management over many years, I’m very interested in the insights the self paced courses will give us into how Open2Study students like to learn. I really look forward to seeing how the self paced courses will compare to our four-week study courses.

I firmly believe that education and learning never stop; and the easier and more effective we can make it, the better.

Haldor Aamot is Open2Study's Online Education Consultant Lead and a sessional lecturer with ICMS.

Comments

Thank you Open 2 Study for undertaking to educate the world. I love working with children I am always there for my 6 grand children. This course will definitely enhance my work with children.
Why can't I access the Classroom Forum?

Excellent news! Hope more online learning will become self-paced.It is an excellent format for lifelong learners.

THANK YOU OPEN 2 STUDY & TEAM MEMBERS FOR THE CHOICEST COURSES
IMPLEMENTED PARTICULARLY , COURSE ON HUMAN RESOURCES ,A SELF PACED .
I LOVE THIS COURSE & LIKE TO MEET HR PEOPLE . THIS COURSE WILL DEFINITELY
ENHANCE MY KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS IN HUMAN RESOURCES . I LIKED YOUR
PRESENTATION SKILLS AND ASSESSMENTS , AND WILL TRY TO IMPLEMENT THE
LEARNING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES OF HR IN MY INSTITUTION AS AN
ADMINISTRATOR .
KINDLY COMPLETE THE REMAINING ASSESSMENTS & CERTIFICATION AT AN
EARLIEST . KEEP GOING ON .

Studying at your own pace is the best way for some people. For the one that study online you always need to set a pace to do your work plus study at your own pace ,should help you out if you
work and need time to yourself from working but you still want to study. This is when the self study pace comes in to let you do just that so you can finish a course and still work this is what everybody wants to be able to do and achieve their goal to finish college. Yes

Oh, that's great! I thought I offended the timetable by doing all the topics from modules 1: and the assessments on early child hood education in one go. Now I can continues with my module 2. I look forward for the out come n the certificate.

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