Delivery Methods2020-11-23T09:13:10+02:00
What is a virtual classroom?2021-04-19T20:13:21+02:00

A virtual classroom is an online live facilitated classroom session that allows participants or students to communicate and interact with the facilitator and each other. They view the facilitator, video content, and presentations live, and they can participate in activities and engage with other resources in work groups, via platforms like Zoom and MS Teams.

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Are online classes self-paced or scheduled?2020-11-03T10:14:01+02:00

Online classes at FTI are scheduled. Should you miss a scheduled session, recordings are available for a limited time thereafter. Exams and tests are scheduled well in advance to give you sufficient time to prepare, should you miss an exam due to ill health a replacement test will be made available.

Is there interaction with other online students?2020-11-03T11:40:36+02:00

Through the live online lectures, you will develop relationships with other students. There is quite a bit of interaction between other learners including group assignments, online discussion forums, breakaway sessions and class discussions.

How do we define online learning?2021-04-19T20:25:40+02:00

Online learning involves attending, participating, and studying a course or programme online via the internet. A course is generally delivered through a Learning Management System (LMS) and students can view their course content, and syllabus, and track their academic progress. They can communicate with fellow students and their course instructors, using the platform.

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Are tests written online?2020-11-01T20:12:37+02:00

Yes. Lecturers assign tests in their online classes. The tests are written online and assessed with results being available immediately thereafter.

How is the material made available online?2020-11-01T20:11:40+02:00

Online classes are delivered using a learning management system, called Connect. Learners log into Connect and can access lectures, PowerPoint, emails, assignments, readings, documents, videos, links, etc. The live online lectures are presented through Zoom and/or Microsoft Teams.

What technology do I need to be successful?2020-11-01T20:11:04+02:00

Learners are expected to be confident with their skills regarding standard computer applications for completion of their coursework. Specifically access to decent bandwidth and hardware (laptop). Learners will learn to use Zoom/ Teams if they do not know the technology.

What are some of the challenges when taking online classes?2020-11-01T20:10:11+02:00

One of the keys to being a successful online student is self-discipline. Because you sacrifice work/ personal time while you are taking online classes it is important that you establish schedule of when and how you will get your work done. If you don’t understand an assignment it is important to ask questions for clarification, so you don’t fall behind. Lecturers make themselves available to learners during an online classroom as well as via e-mail and WhatsApp groups.

What are the advantages of taking classes online?2020-11-01T20:09:27+02:00

Convenience, flexibility, and efficient use of time are the most common advantages of online classes. The flexibility is ideal for someone who wants to continue working while earning a qualification. Online classes allow you to fit school into your schedule when it is convenient for you as we run the majority of classes in the evenings.

How are online classes graded? What are lecturer’s expectations?2020-11-01T20:08:08+02:00

Online courses are graded just like classroom courses. High-level critical thinking is required, and learners leave the course with an understanding of the subject and an ability to apply their knowledge in a real-world setting. Standard assignments include reading the course text and additional materials, active participation in online discussions and exams/ tests.

What is a learning Management System?2021-04-19T20:29:06+02:00

A Learning Management System (LMS) is an automated software application for administering, documenting, tracking, and reporting on students and managing classrooms, instructors, equipment, events, and other learning resources.

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What do we mean by in-classroom?2021-04-19T20:31:38+02:00

In-classroom is the traditional classroom or face-to-face method of course delivery. The facilitator and students of an educational institution meet in a place devoted to instruction and the teaching and learning process take place simultaneously. We have campuses, with multiple classrooms, in four major cities across South Africa and we can deliver classes at your premises.

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What do we mean by a blended classroom?2021-04-19T20:37:09+02:00

Blended classrooms (also known as mixed-mode classes) allow for a combination of traditional face-to-face instructor led teaching and web-based online learning.

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