There may be many different reasons for you to choose to study via online learning, for example; family, distance from the college or work commitments. What remains the same for all our students is the high quality teaching and resources available to you all.
As an online learner you will have your own tutor who will remain with you throughout the course. They will be available through both email and Skype, and will offer tutorials and personalised support to you. You will be following the same timetable as the college based students, and studying the same sessions as they do. Whilst there is flexibility in when and where you study, students on the Diploma EYE course follow an assessment timetable with set submission windows. Students on the Integrating Montessori Practice (IMP) course can submit assignments when they are ready allowing even greater freedom of learning pace and journey.
The course materials and resources are all accessed through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Once registered you will receive your log-in details and have access to your course. The courses are divided into units of work, and each unit is further split in ‘sessions’. The sessions contain information delivered through text and images, links to further reading, slideshows, videos, quizzes and other interactive activities that bring the content to life. As you work through the sessions you will be invited to join conversations and discussions with other students on the forums which allow you to share ideas with MCI students across the world and develop your thinking as part of a global community.
The best way to experience the VLE is to try our guest course for yourself. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Guest Pass to access one of our sessions.