How Online Universities Work
Online university students from around the world have instant, real-time access to virtual classrooms through a dynamic learning system capable of handling communication for thousands simultaneously.
Online university courses are developed as module-based courses across degree programs; each course consists of substantive modules and a final evaluative/integrative module. Each module includes background readings and materials written by the professor; the background component includes multimedia presentation and web-based library references.
Courses can include case analysis, which cover the learning objectives of the module and are instrumental in developing analytic, argumentation, writing, multi-perspective and critical thinking competencies. The project is focused on the application of the course body of knowledge and related independent research relevant to the student experience.
Online universities, such as http://www.Trident.edu also provide student to faculty, and student to student interaction and engagement, with an online discussion component intended to elicit discussion between faculty and students and among the student group with the specific goals for students to engage other students in a meaningful exchange in response to a provocative or relevant issue.
More about how online universities work: http://www.trident.edu/onlineuniversities