Course Delivery Formats
Courses are either self-paced (with continuous registration) or paced (with specific start and end dates), and some are in-person.
Self-paced courses are online (usually, in a learning management system) or print-based, with continuous registration and no registration deadline. The maximum completion time is 30 weeks (four months) from the registration date. You may complete courses sooner.
Study individually at your own pace, along with Open Learning Faculty Member support. Typically, course content and some required materials are delivered online in a learning content management system, such as Moodle. You may need to source other materials on your own.
Study on your own at your own pace, along with Open Learning Faculty Member support. Typically, required materials are sent to you, but you may need internet access for others.
Paced courses are online and have a specific start and end date, and you usually study in a cohort with other online students. Registration deadlines apply. Start dates for paced courses are usually in September, January and May, depending on availability. completion times vary between 12 and 20 weeks (three to five months).
Work through the course in virtual collaboration and interaction with other members of your cohort, along with Open Learning Faculty Member support. Typically, course content and most required materials are delivered online. You may need to source other supplemental materials.
In-person courses, excluding practical and clinical placements, typically have specific start and end dates. Registration deadlines apply. Completion times vary between five days and several weeks.
You physically attend and study in a lab, clinical/practicum placement, workshop or classroom. Materials may be provided.