Recommended Text: Refer to the Syllabus for the recommended text.
Taking an online course takes time, commitment and discipline to complete all the required work to pass the course. If a student is good at managing their time and enjoy a degree of flexibility, they will do very well in the online classroom environment..
Students in online classes work at their own speed and can review presentations and videos as often as needed and post discussions and questions in the class forums to interact with their instructor and other students..
Should you decide after enrolling in the course that online learning is not for you, please note the following refund policy that Officeskills.org enforces for all our online courses:
Yes. All our courses are self-paced (anytime, anywhere) but an instructor is available to answer questions and grade your assignments. Most of our current courses offerings have an open entry/open exit policy which means that a student may enter or leave the course at any time. Each course is designed to take 5 weeks although you have up to 6 months from the date of enrollment to complete the course. With our anytime, anywhere policy, you can complete the assignments at a time and place that is convenient for you.. Students complete the weekly assignments under the guidance of an instructor. The instructor will monitor all question and answer forums to answer questions as well as monitor your performance and participation in the course.
Yes, most courses, with the exception of Keyboarding, require a Text Book for reading and practice exercises to expand your knowledge of the subject theory. All textbooks recommended for our courses have been carefully selected for their affordability, in-depth coverage of the subject matter and step by step exercises for additional practice. Refer to the Course Syllabus for any required books for the course.
Most of our current courses offerings have an open entry/open exit policy which means that a student may enter or leave the course at any time. Each course is designed to take 5 weeks although you have up to 6 months from the date of enrollment to complete the course. With our anytime, anywhere policy, you can complete the assignments at a time and place that is convenient for you.. It is recommended that you set aside about 3 hours per lesson for reading the assigned chapter in the book, viewing the hands-on videos and presentations and completing the assignment. With our anytime, anywhere policy, you can complete the assignments at a time and place that is convenient for you.
All of our online courses are currently hosted on E-Lab. You will be asked to pay for the course via PayPal. Once you have paid for your course, you will receive an email from your instructor providing you with the URL AND “enrollment key” for the course. You should be able to sign on and get access to the course any time after you receive the email with the enrollment key. Course content and assignments will be posted the first day the class begins.
Once you get access to the course, spend some time familiarizing yourself with the layout of the online Classroom (Lessons, Discussion Forums, etc). The instructor may ask you to introduce yourself in the Introductions Discussion forum and review the Syllabus and requirements to make sure you have all the necessary books and software to participate in the course.
Most communication will be done through the discussion forums. You can post questions about the lessons, practice exercises or the assignment to the forum. The instructor regularly checks the forum through-out the day and other students may respond to your questions from their own experiences.
No, not at this time. All courses on Officskills.org are for professional development only and do not transfer as Continuing Education Units (CEU's) or College Credit.