Academic Information

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION THROUGH IBOLT

You may study full-time or part-time. If you need help determining your options contact our IBOLT Director or the Registrar, Vanguard College.

COURSE PACK FOR INTERNET STUDY

IBOLT courses use the Internet to enhance the course. Students must have access to a personal computer with a stable Internet connection. Some students prefer the structure. This style of learning may appeal to those who enjoy the discipline of a schedule and the support of other students and an instructor in an online setting. The amount of online activity will vary in each course, and activities will range from:

  • Communicating with the instructor and with fellow students
  • Downloading course materials to submitting assignments

STUDENT’S OWN WORK

Our accreditation body requires us to verify that all work submitted by students were their own effort. We are asking students to do this by a short email when the Practical application Activity is submitted. This information is provided in this overview so that you will be aware of this important requirement.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR; YOUR PARTNER IN LEARNING

IBOLT instructors are committed to helping you learn. IBOLT instructors are knowledgeable academics, experts in their subject areas, and committed to your success as an IBOLT student. All our IBOLT instructors are practitioners too…this means they have a first-hand experience with the issues associated with the material they teach. Your instructor is available to help you understand the course content and is your main link with IBOLT. You should never hesitate to contact your instructor. Your academic success is as important to us as it is to you. In many ways it is you who will determine the nature, extent, and frequency of your interaction with your instructor. All of our instructors are accessible by e-mail and telephone. They abide by a standard of taking only two business days to respond to student messages.

PREPARING FOR STUDY THROUGH DISTANCE EDUCATION

Studying at a distance requires careful planning, motivation, commitment, and perseverance. The flexibility to study at your own pace and to set your own time schedule is a definite benefit, but it also means that you must be dedicated, organized, and focused. Please note that the IBOLT team is prepared to encourage and support students who are seeking to accomplish their own learning goals. We are unable to force anyone study. There are many Internet resources that can help you achieve success by using successful online study strategies. Search the web (successful online study strategies) for the latest information.

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