Frequently Asked Questions
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What is an online course?
Online courses are designed
to allow you to study at home. You will be given a username
and password to access the course material that has been
prepared by your instructor and will include a syllabus,
schedule, course content material, quizzes, assignments,
etc. You will communicate over the Internet with your
instructor and classmates using email and discussion areas.
I'm not very comfortable with a computer, can I still register for a course?
At a minimum, you will need
to be able to connect to the Internet, send files, research
on the web, enter a URL to get to your course, use email and
follow instructions for updating a browser or downloading
plug-ins that are needed for your course. An advisor can
suggest some courses that are helpful in learning some of
Can I start a course and complete a course anytime I want?
Yes, you are given complete
flexibility to study at your own pace, however we do have a
suggestion schedule to help you complete the course in a
Is it easier to take an online course than a traditional classroom course?
Online Learning is designed
for flexibility. Your instructor will guide you through the
learning process but will not be present to hold your hand
through a learning exercise as in a face-to-face situation,
however, you may contact your instructor for help.
Will I have to attend any residencies?
Requirements for each
course varies. Currently only the Master's degree in
Leadership degree contains a recommended residency portion. Every other
program offered by VIEN does not.
How and where do I take tests?
All testing takes place online. The Vision Philosophy of Education sees Examinations as a learning tool, not an evaluation tool. Therefore, all exams are open-book and may be completed on your own time.
Do online courses cost more?
Generally, online courses
do not cost more. Some courses do carry an online service
How will I communicate with my instructor?
Most communication will
take place within the Online Learning Environment or via
email. In addition, you will be provided additional contact
information by your instructor.
How do I get started?
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