Online learning is the latest and most popular form of distance education today. Within the past decade it has had a major impact on postsecondary education and the trend is only increasing.

By far the most popular approach today is online learning. According to global research and feedback and contribution from education establishments online enrollments continue to grow at rates faster than for the broader student population and institutes of higher education expect the rate of growth to continue increasing. Sec-E is the forerunner with this approach to assist a broad student base with the availability and access to course and module material with utmost ease.  This will ensure that opportunities are created for probable employment and for students to enhance their skills with easily accessible material and not to be hampered and troubled with transport travel cost as the material can be accessed in the safety of your home or wherever you have access to the internet.

Why online distance learning and why now? Online distance learning meets the needs of an ever-growing population of students who cannot or prefer not to participate in traditional classroom settings. These learners include those unable to attend traditional classes, who cannot find a particular class at their chosen institution, who live in remote locations, who work full-time and can only study at or after work, and those who simply prefer to learn independently and especially where transport cost and funding does play a significant role and hinders the prospective jobseeker and learner to obtain the required qualification.

The minimum requirement for students to participate in an online course is access to a computer with internet or to have a smart phone with access to the internet and the motivation to succeed in a non-traditional classroom. Online courses provide an excellent method of course delivery unbound by time or location allowing for accessibility to instruction at anytime from anywhere. Learners find the online environment a convenient way to fit education into their busy lives. The ability to access a course from any computer or mobile phone with internet access 24 hours a day seven days a week is a tremendous incentive for many of today’s students. Sec-E has created this platform for that exact reason.

Some of the main advantages of online learning include:

  • Convenience: 24/7 access from any online computer or smart phone; accommodates busy schedules; no commuting, no searching for parking no frustration;
  • Enhanced Learning: Research shows increased depth of understanding and retention of course content; more meaningful discussions; emphasis on writing skills, technology skills, and life skills like time management, independence, and self-discipline;
  • Leveling of the playing field: Students can take more time to think and reflect before communicating; shy students tend to thrive online; anonymity of the online environment;
  • Innovative Teaching: Student-centered approaches; increased variety and creativity of learning activities; address different learning styles; changes and improvements can translate to on-ground courses as well
  • Savings: Accommodate more students; increased student satisfaction = higher retention and fewer repeats.
  • Maximize Physical Resources: Lessen demand on limited academy infrastructure;
  • Outreach: Give students options; reach new student markets, appeal to current students thus increasing enrollments.


Is an online class the same as a self-paced class?

Answer: No. While some online classes are similar to independent study, most online classes are not self-paced classes. The sooner you complete the modules the sooner you can proceed to the following course material to complete the qualification and proceed to the next goal you have planned for.  Discipline is very important and planning as well.


What are some of the benefits of eLearning?

eLearning refers to the use of technology to select, design, deliver, administer, facilitate and support learning. The term eLearning covers a wide set of applications and processes, including computer based learning, web-based learning and mobile learning.

What are some of the benefits of eLearning?

If the integration of technology is grounded in effective practice, eLearning may yield certain advantages and opportunities, for example

  • Training needs can be identified and recorded through online questionnaires and/or surveys.
  • Participants, especially at remote sites, have anytime, anywhere access to training opportunities.
  • Participants have access to standardized training opportunities.
  • The time required to travel, as well as the time to schedule training events for multiple participants are reduced.
  • Participants can take courses at their convenience, which are relevant to their specific needs without being away from the work place.
  • Training can be rolled out quickly to a large number of participants.
  • Regular assessment with immediate feedback is possible by means of machine marked assessment opportunities.
  • Online collaboration can facilitate the sharing of information, resources and knowledge for sustainable development, irrespective of time and space.
  • Participation in training can easily be checked and participant progress can be monitored.
  • Tracking and reporting mechanisms provide feedback, which can be used to continuously improve training interventions.

What is eLearning?

eLearning refers to the use of technology to select, design, deliver, administer, facilitate and support learning. The term eLearning covers a wide set of applications and processes, including computer based learning, web-based learning and mobile learning.