How do online courses work?


Online courses utilize a number of internet technologies such as learning management systems, email, discussion boards, streaming video, wikis, interactive video, and web-conferencing. Online courses can be completely asynchronous (no ‘real-time’ interaction) or can have synchronous components (some real-time interaction). Students considering taking an online class should review the distance learning readiness page and technical requirements to determine if online courses are right for you.