Recent studies show that more and more people today are expected to acquire higher education and continually improve themselves by engaging in online learning. Online learning is described as learning and teaching online through network technologies - the internet.
For online learning to be successful, there are two widely used learning techniques or mode of delivery of instructions and curriculum. These two learning methods are Synchronous Mode and Asynchronous Mode.
Although, Asynchronous method was more popular before, recent improvements in technology and affordability of DSL internet connection have led to the growing popularity of Synchronous method over Asynchronous method.
Thus, these two modes of deliveries will be used by the NEU-OU.
The New Era University - Open University (NEU-OU) shall use Asynchronous Mode of delivery. In this mode, students (primarily working students) can access course materials on their own schedule (flexible). Study guides, modules, and course outline of each lesson are also sent through e-mail attachments. Username and Password will be provided to registered student to access downloadable PDF guides, video and audio podcasts, lectures, mail/e-mail correspondence, and print materials from this website.
Posting/Distribution of Study Guides:
Every Sunday each week through Primary and Secondary e-mails.
Submission of Week Performance Tasks (Checklists/Assignments):
Every Sunday each week to Evaluator/Subject Specialist e-mail.
Face-to-Face thru Learning Centers (LC)
NEU- VEM-OU will also use Synchronous Mode. In this mode, all learners can “attend” and “be present” in a virtual classroom at the same time despite geographical locations disparity. The so called "virtual face-to-face" or commonly known as video conferencing will be conducted through our Internet Broadcast Station (IBS) via Video Conferencing Server (VCS). Using the IBS, scheduled live and interactive discussion will resemble that of a traditional classroom atmosphere.
Video Conferencing Scheduling Schemes:
- For full-time students,
- For working-students,
- Group Video Calls/Conference using the IBS-VCS - Primary
- One-to-one Video calls using YM, Skype, Webex, etc.