Interested in studying online?
Congratulations! You’re grasping a great opportunity to learn, without the need to devote your entire time to the course.
Adapting a course to your own time doesn’t mean you will learn less; in fact, online courses are usually taught at an enhanced pace that will enable you to cover more material in less time!
There is no need to sign up for a traditional course when the Internet is offering you a more convenient learning environment. You can still create a timeline for your online course and stick to it (highly recommended for best results), but you will minimise the stress that comes with travelling and other costs associated with attending traditional university courses.
Online tutoring sites
These are a great opportunity to learn from licensed educators across a large number of subjects. This concept is not only envisioned as a way to help students with their assignments, but also as an opportunity to gain high-quality education in your area of interest.
First Tutors NZ – web-based service for finding a private tutor anywhere in New Zealand www.firsttutors.com
Tutors Home - Comprehensive E-Directory of Private Tutors in NZ www.tutorshome.co.nz
Learn To Be – Free online tutoring www.learntobe.org
Khan Academy – Offers over 2400 free videos from arithmetic to physics, and finance www.khanacademy.org
Casual online studying -
If your time doesn’t allow you to sign up for an online university degree or free college course with specific timelines, it doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dream of further education. Many of these sites allow you to study casually, without worrying about any time constraints:
In your quest for online learning destinations, you’re not limited to the mainframe universities. On the contrary, online education is available via a variety of different platforms. Not all courses are created equal though so make sure you investigate each course carefully to enabling you to make the best choice for your individual situation.
Here are a few specialist distance learning providers -
Open Polytechnic www.openpolytechnic.ac.nz
Government-owned and funded, delivering courses throughout New Zealand and internationally. Over 100 qualifications and 1,200 courses from certificate to diploma and degree levels 1–7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.
SIT Southern Institute of Technology - zero fees scheme www.sit.ac.nz
SIT pays your tuition fees for you, so all you have to pay for are the direct material costs for your course. Many SIT graduates are able to start their careers debt-free!
Stotts Correspondence www.stotts.co.nz
Offering expertly prepared vocational and professional courses with flexible study options.
Business Management Programme www.management.org.nz
NZIM Certificate in Management (NZIM Cert Mgt). This programme is a correspondence only course which enables you to study from anywhere in New Zealand.
*This is a FREE course but there is a one-off admin charge of approx $360.
Whitireia New Zealand www.whitireia.ac.nz
Whitireia New Zealand is a government owned and funded tertiary institute of technology.
iTunesU – study library
This site holds an impressive library of contents added from many great schools and universities. Whatever type of lecture, visual or audio content you are interested in, you will probably find it featured on iTunesU.
Course Funding – www.studylink.govt.nz
Studylink offers government assisted funding options & allowances for New Zealand students.
If you have the desire to learn, but you don’t have the money and/or time to enroll in a university, you can still achieve your goals and satisfy your hunger for knowledge.
You can receive personal support from qualified educators for the course you are interested in – everything is possible online. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection, and you can start browsing courses from top universities or connect to fellow online students and professional tutors any time you want.