WAYS TO STUDY

Choose an online format that works for you.

All learning activities are conducted online with options to suit your lifestyle and the level of engagement and flexibility you prefer. 

Studying online requires certain skills such as self-discipline, self-motivation and communication. When you're an online learner, you'll find that you will quickly hone and develop these skills which are important for the workplace.

 

Distance Learning

 

Distance Learning Online

 

Online Short Courses

 

 

Ideal for: 

Students who prefer semester-based, self-paced learning with limited real-time interaction requirements and voluntary interaction with peers Students who prefer a focused, but scaffolded approached to learning with a mix of real-time and self-paced requirements and regular interaction with peers Students who want to improve their skillset and employability on a continuous basis through lifelong learning short courses

Study plan provided per semester to assist student with own planning

   

Weekly objectives and assessments break content into smaller, more manageable chunks

   

Access to course content at the start of a module

Set meeting times for online classes

 

Watch class recordings in your own time

 

Regular real-time interaction with educators and peers via the Milpark virtual learning environment

 

Continuous support and access to tutors via
the online chat room

Online assignments and tests as part of assessment for learning

Online proctored exams

 

 

DISTANCE LEARNING (DL)

Study online from wherever you are

  • Learning content, activities and assessments are available in the Milpark virtual learning environment. 
  • Content is available at the start of a module for students to study at their own pace. There are no set meeting times. 
  • On some modules, online lecturers may offer synchronous meeting opportunities. In this instance, students will have the option to attend classes in real-time or watch the recording in their own time. 
  • A study plan helps students gauge their progress. Tutors assist with content-related queries in the online chat room.  

 

DISTANCE LEARNING ONLINE (DLO)

Instructor-led interaction & study from wherever you are online

  • Learning content, activities and assessments are available in a virtual learning environment.
  • Content is available at the start of the module, but weekly milestones guarantee a focused learning journey.
  • The online lecturer engages regularly online with students to facilitate learning. 
  • There are set meeting times for online classes with students having the option to attend classes in real-time or watch the recording in their own time. 

 

ONLINE SHORT COURSES

  • Add relevant and practical business skills to your CV while you work at the same time.
  • These courses provide complete flexibility as you choose your own time and place to participate in the course discussions and activities, while still enjoying dedicated access to your course lecturer and other students through a highly interactive virtual learning environment.
  • 4 - 8 week programmes.

Technology requirements for studying online

Milpark provides students with materials, resources, formative and summative assessments (including online tests and quizzes), discussion opportunities and a number of administrative services as part of the myMilpark and myCourses online tuition and support environments. Course materials contain links to additional external resources in the form of links to downloadable documents, websites and videos.

Having access to the above online facilities is essential for efficient communication, learning and success. The student will need continuous (daily) access to study, using the resources mentioned above, and to submit and receive assignments.

Summative assessments (exams) and selected formative assessments will be invigilated remotely with well-proven online proctoring services. Students will need to use their own device and ensure that they have the following minimum system requirements in place:

Reliable broadband internet access

Firefox/Chrome/Edge web browser

Microsoft Word

PDF Viewer

Ability to scan and upload documents

Email/cellphone for notification and communication

Access to Microsoft 365 using Milpark student credentials.

For remotely proctored exams, students need their own device (laptop, Mac or desktop) with the following minimum system requirements in place:

 

 

Windows

Mac

Linux

Chrome OS

Operating System

Windows 7+ macOS 10.11+ Ubuntu 18.04+ Chrome 58+

Processor

Intel Pentium or better Intel Intel Pentium or better Intel or ARM

Free Disk Space

250 MB 250 MB 250 MB 250 MB

Free RAM

2 GB1  2 GB1 2 GB1 2 GB1

Upload Speed

0.092 Mbps – 0.244 Mbps2

Microphone

Any Microphone, either internal or external3

Webcam

320x240 VGA resolution (minimum) internal or external3
1. Free RAM is the minimum amount of memory that is not in use by other applications.
2. Depends on the exam settings, secure browser has no upload speed requirement.
3. Only required for proctoring, secure browser functionality does not require audio/visual recording.