Questions and Answers

  • What is open learning?

It is a type of learning within the frame of short-term professionalization courses. For the attendees of these courses, certificates are considered (without the official university titles such as Associate degree, Master’s degree, etc.).

  • What is E-learning?

It is a novel form of learning based on the Internet in which the required resources are accessible to the students through the Internet. The students could use these learning resources at any time, and also they could attend the on-line classes of the lesson anywhere (home, workplace, etc.)

  • What are the advantages of E-learning?
  • Continuous accessibility to the content of the presented lessons through the Internet, at anytime and anywhere
  • Lack of need to commute
  • Direct interaction with the instructors through the on-line classes
  • Direct and on-line instructional support by the instructional assistant of the lessons
  • Due to the synchronized fashion of holding the classes, direct audio, written, and video interaction of the student with the instructor and other students of the course is feasible.
  • Who could take the utmost advantage of E-learning?
  • E-learning is more suitable for managers, engineers, and staff. It allows them to develop their knowledge concurrent to doing their job.

  • What is the difference between E-learning and long-distance learning?
  • In long-distance learning (like Payame Noor universities) the materials are offered to the students, the students should self-study them, and merely take part in the exams. However, in E-learning the students attend the on-line classes, and although there is no need to be present at the university, there is optimal interaction between the instructor and the students.

Last Update At : 23 October 2022