Distance learning / online learning / e learning is an exciting opportunity and one that will allow you to access and participate in quality education from Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). It will not matter your location in the world. Through Open, distance and E learning (ODEL) you will be able to advance your skills and improve your career prospects in a convenient and cost-effective way. With that in mind, we’ve set out to answer some of the most frequently asked questions related to ODEL:Why should I choose an ODEL course?
With online learning you can study from anywhere
With no need to attend classes in person, it’s possible to study from anywhere in the world – all it takes is a computer and reliable internet connection.
First and foremost, this means you don’t need to be near the university, so if you live at the other end of Kenya – or in another country altogether – you can still access its resources, including course materials and expert lecturers. It also provides extra flexibility to study in a range of environments, depending on where your busy week takes you.
Continue working whilst studying
Starting a new university course is a big decision to make, regardless of which one you choose. By studying online, however, you’re able to minimise the impact you have on your life at present. Not only will it be easier to keep up with family and social commitments, you’ll also be able to continue working, so you can continue earning to ensure bills are paid and life is no less comfortable financially.
Take a cost-efficient approach
As well as enabling students to continue earning, studying remotely can also be a lot more cost-efficient than traditional on-site learning, for a number of reasons. As you’re able to work from the comfort of your own home, there’s no need to move or pay for secondary accommodation during your course. As well as being with your friends and family, you’ll save a considerable amount of money. Ideal if the cost of furthering your education has held you back in the past. You’ll also save here and there on things like transport and meals.
Studying online can help you to build a global network
Online courses are taken by people all across the world, which means they’re great for international networking. Every time you log in to attend a lecture or write on the message boards, you’ll come into contact with people from all kinds of backgrounds: different nationalities, career paths, skills and experience. The relationships you build with these people – both fellow students and academics – can be truly valuable while studying and later on in life.
Knowing more about how the business world works in other countries and continents will only add to the knowledge you develop in class, and make you more effective in your professional life.
Online degrees are equally credible
Today’s online courses are more credible than ever, which is why an increasing number of people are choosing distance learning over the traditional on-campus approach.What do I need to complete a distance learning course?
When can I start the program?
We have three intakes a year. Students can join our programs in January, May and August.Do you have a detailed syllabus for each module?
The details will depend on the specific course you take. As an example though, on our Provide link students can expect to complete 12 taught modules over two years, followed by a research-based dissertation. Each module is worth a specific number of credits, which help to determine your end result. All of your course materials will be available through the University’s virtual learning environment.Are there specific times for the online classes?
If I am working in a different time zone to where a live lecture is scheduled, could we watch a recording of it at another time?What is the average cohort size?
As for materials, the online learning environment contains videos and interactive activities for you to watch and learn from as necessary. You’ll also have access to the university’s online library – including e-textbooks, journal articles and specialist industry reports (for example, Mintel).What support will I have as an online student?
Are these degrees flexible if you are working full-time?
Absolutely! We have designed these degrees so that you can study and work at the same time. In fact, over 70% of all our online students work and study at the same time – it’s a great benefit to be able to apply the learning from your studies immediately to the workplace.How many hours of study is recommended per week?
Are there any funding opportunities available?
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