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What type of computer does someone need to study with Study From Home?

Posted on 29/11/2022 by

Not sure if you have everything you need to study from home? Here’s what you do (and don’t) need!

One of the most common questions we hear from potential Study From Home students is about what they’ll need to actually complete the coursework at home.

While you don’t need much at all to complete your online studies, there are a few things that are absolutely essential for our students.

What you need to complete a Study From Home qualification

Any laptop or desktop computer are both great options for students looking to complete a Study From Home qualification.

However, even a simple tablet with a keyboard works just as well. The tablet (such as an iPad) can access the ITC online system just as well as a desktop computer or laptop, but a keyboard is also necessary. You will need the keyboard to type in responses for all of the written assessments, and for any emails and messages with your tutor.

Also, whether you use a tablet or a laptop, it needs to be reliable. Models that only switch on sometimes or that have other major problems can get in the way of your studies. If they stop working, you won’t be able to keep working, so it’s important that whatever device you use is one you can rely on.

Another important requirement is that the device is available all the time. If you have to share it with siblings, kids, a partner, or anyone else, their time with it might get in the way of your study time, which could slow you down. Ideally, students will have access to a device of their own for the duration of their studies.

You will also need a good connection to the internet to access the coursework. Fibre is ideal because it’s so fast and reliable, but a good broadband connection will work just fine.

What DON’T you need to complete a Study From Home qualification

Here’s one of the biggest misconceptions about Study From Home: That you need a fancy laptop or computer.

You absolutely do not need the latest MacBook or high-spec laptop. All of our course materials are based on the web, so any simple, low cost, or reliable old monitor is perfectly fine for the job. For example, many of our students use Chromebooks to study at home.

You also don’t need anything specific in terms of notebooks or pens and stationery, unless of course you prefer to take notes in writing rather than on a screen.

If you’re still unsure about what you need to study with Study From Home, you can give our free trial a try. This trial lets you take a look at what the course material actually looks like, so you can do a quick exercise with the device you have at home and see how it all works before you actually enrol.

Or, you can always get in touch with any questions! Our friendly team is always happy to help and answer any questions you have about Study From Home, the qualifications on offer, the roles you might be able to apply for in future, and anything in between.

Study From Home – college@itc.co.nz 0800 TOURISM (0800 868747) or https://www.studyfromhome.co.nz/contact-us/

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