Tutorials improve learning. The focused attention of a tutor, and the commitment of the learner almost always lead to learning. Students learn, but tutors cannot “learn” students. Although effective, tutorials are not always efficient because a tutor can only attend to a single or at most a few learners. Online courses can be as effective but more efficient than an individual tutor. The courses provide the same focus and individual attention of a tutorial, but takes advantage of the Internet as the greatest populist tool for the delivery of consistent, convenient, relevant, affordable, and effective learning experience. The online courses provide more opportunities for the self-directed student, especially those who may not have access to competent instruction.
What to expect
This online portal aims to fill gaps in concepts, theories, and techniques that may still be unclear from, or have been missed by, traditional classroom instruction. Courses are based on instructional design to keep the learner engaged and motivated through hundreds of quizzes, exercises, and rich interactivity. The courses are accessible anytime, anywhere at reasonable cost. A self-directed learner or a group of learners taking the course in cohort with others will find this mode a suitable learning supplement.
Technology cannot replace individual tutors and great teachers. In addition the online materials are not meant to, cannot, and will never, replace the warmth, concern, encouragement, nurturing attention, and attachment of a caring and competent teacher. It is for this reason that one’s guidance and direction should be sought when possible. Doing gainful accounting work and acquiring a strong theoretical foundation for further studies are the most important benefits expected for the learner. This is particularly significant to a senior high school student who has to choose between going to college or seeking employment. Entrepreneurs and professional will find materials useful in business or at work.
- Course structure, approach, and content
- Consistency with Dep Ed requirements
- Technology and learning
- Strategic learning for accounting students