connects students and teachers onto a network, or website
where they can interact and learn. Lectures, assignments,
exams, and instructions are presented online so that
registered students can access their class work at any
time. Online courses are taught using a variety of methods.
In most approaches students interact online in a chat
environment, or a discussion board with their teachers
or other students. This is a real time environment just
like a traditional classroom. However, unlike traditional
learning, classes can often be held at the student's
convenience -24/7, with no commute.