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Online study - so what's involved?

So what does an online course look like?

When you study online at NMIT,you enter your course through the NMIT Online website. After logging in, you can access your course materials such as readings, learning activities and assessments. Online communication tools like discussion forums and chat, let you interact with your teacher and classmates. You will be supported in how to do this and receive relevant training for specific software. Many students find that online learning offers them the flexibility to study when, where and how they want.

Each online course will incorporate different combinations of learning materials and activities to suit the topic and a variety of learning and student characteristics. Most courses combine reading materials (some online and some in print), references to web sites and discussion boards or chat rooms. Many include quizzes, videos and may also have practical workshops or workplace assessment sessions.

You can view some sample online courses to get a better sense of what's involved.