Distance Education, Distance Learning, Blended Learning
Our internet-based courses are available all around the World. The only thing you need is a computer and access to the internet. The system developed by ANU enables anybody in any part of the World to start a degree course in one of our international locations (in the United Kingdom, Switzerland or Hong Kong) without having to deal with complicated visa procedures.
Personal participation is required only for the final stages of your course, during the final part of your exams.
Educational Data System
Interactive Distance Learning
This degree is suited to students who are able to handle resources on their own and prefer studying at home. Courses are structured as online meetings 3 times a week in closed virtual classrooms. These lectures provide the indispensable theoretical background to complete the programmes. Exams are all in written form and can be completed from your home. Personal consultation options with tutors are provided via skype or email.
Further details are on our brochures about online DBA and BSc/MSc courses:
You may find the following links useful to get informed about the video conference systems used in our distance learning programmes:
About the courses
Online learning offers a number of advantages for people and educational institutes looking to develop a new content program to offer training anywhere, anytime. That means the students may all be together in a classroom or scattered all over the word or country in different time zones, they can still tap into the same course materials, and at a time that is convenient to them.
Teachers can optimize the timeliness and focus of the curriculum, students can better fit learning time into their schedules.
Depending on the Institute and whether the course is mandatory or optional, the call for discussion at a certain, regular time schedule may be fixed which is done electronically using net based communication technologies.
Simple, Flexible Logistics: After location, time is the greatest limitation on learning. That goes for both the instructors and the students, each of whom has to be both available and in alignment with the other for face-to-face interaction. By removing that requirement, everyone involved can participate at a time, and for a duration, that suits their schedules.
Immediate Results and Feedback: Many of the most popular standardized tests, in fact, still rely on evaluation techniques that slow results. Most online learning technologies integrate online quizzes and other tools to evaluate the pace of learning more rapidly.
Better Retention: With clever design, user experience, and multimedia, online instruction can prove to be a richer and more effective learning experience than traditional methods and channels.
Greater Access to Expertise: In any country, there are only a handful of cities that can claim among their residents the experts in every field of study. Take away the limitations of geography, and expertise is free to travel almost anywhere. This transformation allows information on highly specialized subjects to reach more people.
The Most Up-to-Date Content at Much Lower Cost: The remote delivery of curriculum allows instructors to keep materials up-to-date and the lower costs.
A Better Fit for 21st-Century Businesses: As companies become more globally focused, co-workers are more likely to work in different places, if not on different continents. Online learning can help prepare employees to excel in today’s scattered, virtual office. For those already working up the career ladder, online learning makes use of resources and technologies already at their fingertips.
Online learning is a still a relatively young industry, promising a rich future of breakthroughs. New models of teaching are already emerging that have the potential to take online learning to even greater accomplishments.
Assignments and Exams
For modules accessed via assignments students must study the entire content of the course and provide a detailed analysis of it in the form of a written assignment. Indicative content, learning outcomes and assessment criteria are set for the students. Successful assigments will present analytical thinking along with the ability to assess theories and apply them for relevant complex business cases. Assessment is primarily based on the level of fulfilling the learning outcomes through the realization of the assessment criteria. Four grades are applied in the assessment: fail, pass, merit and distinction. In case of failure, students may review their assignment based on the assessment received and they may resubmit the revised work.
Closed book written examinations take place on the premises of the college. The required learning outcomes and several relevant tasks are issued at the beginning of the course. At the exam, students are requested to complete tasks in respect of each learning outcome. Exam papers are assessed along the fulfilment of the learning outcomes at four grades: fail, pass, merit and distinction. Students who fail the exam may retake it in the next exam period set by the college.
Presentations and case studies
At practice-based courses students are required to prepare presentations of case studies along the models and examples studied during the course. Assessment is based on the quality of the content and delivery of the presentation, in terms of its accuracy and compliance to the prevailing academic discourse in the specific field.