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Online Learning

Online learning is a method of delivering and learning educational content by using the Internet instead of in-person in a physical classroom.

Many students prefer online classes for a variety of reasons:

  • Flexibility: Accessing course content and completing assignments at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Convenience: Accomplishing academic and career goals by completing coursework with a personalized schedule.
  • Save Money: An affordable online certification online and NOT traveling to take an in-person training.
  • Quality Education: Same competencies and credits as in-person classes and taught by the same instructors.


Myths and Realities of Online Learning:

Myth Reality
Online classes are easier than in-person classes. The courses are challenging since it requires participants to use time management, organizational, and professional reading and writing abilities to complete work.
Participants must login and complete coursework during specific times of the day. Online courses are asynchronous – offering the flexibility and convenience of completing assignments 24/7.
Online courses do not carry the same amount of credits or course competencies as in-person classes. FIBA’s online courses offer the same credits and competencies and are even taught by the same FIBA instructors who teach in-person certifications.
Participants can finish online courses independently, at their own pace. Although FIBA online courses are self-paced, participants must complete the courses within its required timeframe.
Online participants do not receive the same support or academic resources as others. Participants enrolled in online courses receive live, online assistance at no cost from FIBA and FIU. They also have help desk and student services support at any time during the term.
No participation is expected from students enrolled in an online course. Participants are required to engage in online courses by communicating with classmates and the instructor through discussion forums and other assignments.
Participants are not required to authenticate their identity during any of the course duration. Only FIBA’s online certification has a required final assessment where students must use proper identification to take the exam.

How to Prepare for an Online Class

It is important for participants to understand the skills and technology necessary to become successful online learners. Before you enroll or begin your online class, take the assessment below to learn about the non-cognitive competencies that prepare you for an online learning environment.

Complete the survey below to determine your online readiness as you begin your academic journey. The feedback upon completion will provide a snapshot of distance learning expectations.