When it comes to choosing the best program format, it's important to ask yourself this question: "What type of student am I?" When it comes to deciding what format is going to be best for you, knowing your own learning style is important so you can have the best possible educational outcome.
For the self-paced online format, you need to be prepared to study independently and are in full control of the pace you are setting and how deeply you want to go into the program. You need to set aside a minimum of 40 hours to complete the course materials. Flexibility is one of the keys to successful online learning so, we allow you 180 days to complete your course. This way, you're able to schedule your studies around your personal and/or professional life. To learn more about our self-paced programs and stand alone courses, please go to https://oaksterdamuniversity.com/online-courses/.
With the Live Virtual Semester, you are participating in a classroom experience with direct access to both faculty and peers. There are attendance and homework requirements as well as a group assignment that must be completed. Because this is a classroom environment, with set classroom times, attendance is extremely important and class participation is an expectation. To learn more about our live virtual programs, please go to https://oaksterdamuniversity.com/virtual-classroom/
If you'd like to discuss these programs in more details, please reach back out to us. We're here 8-5 PST Monday-Friday. You're also welcome to call us @ 510-251-1544.