How we take the ‘distance’ out of distance learningPosted on 30/11/2016 by Jess O'Connor
One of the biggest myths about distance learning is that it’s isolating. At ITC Study From Home, we do our best to make sure this isn’t the case.
Here are three ways we take the ‘distance’ out of distance learning so that you can enjoy a vibrant, social learning experience from the comfort of your own home.
1. Dedicated Tutor Team
From the moment you register your interest with ITC Study From Home, you’ll be put in touch with a member of our dedicated tutor team. Richard, Ali, Joy, and Carla respond to enquiries personally and are available to answer any questions you may have – you won’t be talking to a ‘machine’ but a real person!
If you decide to enrol, you will be assigned a tutor and they will be your go-to point of contact throughout your studies. You’ll touch base regularly via email, phone, and maybe you’ll even meet your tutor in person at an Orientation Day (see below for more info).
Our tutors make sure you have the support you need for your unique situation. You might be studying from home, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be alone.
2. Orientation Day
We host an Orientation Day for every new course intake. At the start of your qualification, you’re invited to make your way to Auckland for a fun, interactive day at either ITC’s City or Botany Campus.
On Orientation Day you will meet your classmates and tutors – for many students, it’s the beginning of lifelong friendships. You don’t need to sit next to your peers every day to become great friends – you can Skype, text, email, and chat on the phone.
Although Orientation Day isn’t compulsory, we highly recommend making the effort for this trip. We will give you plenty of warning so you can book transport and accommodation in advance to secure good rates.
3. Marvellous Moodle
“What’s Moodle?” We hear you ask.
Moodle is an online learning platform that we use to guide you through your studies. When you enrol for a qualification, we will create a Moodle account for you. Here, you can login see upcoming assessments, read College news, chat with your peers on tutors on a private forum, and much more.
With dedicated tutors, a fun Orientation Day, and marvellous Moodle by your side, you’ll soon realise that studying from home isn’t as isolating as people lead you to believe.
We’re now accepting enrolments for our 2017 courses. Get in touch today for more information.Posted in Study From Home Tips |