Our courses and examinations cover the exact same content and have the same expected student outcomes. The difference is in how students learn the material. The exam or assessment-based path allows students to study at their own pace and, when ready, take an examination to demonstrate mastery of the subject matter.
Courses have a defined start and end date within an eight-week period during which time students are required to complete assignments and interact with other students and the faculty. They are similar to a campus-based course in this regard. However, since they are offered in an asynchronous format – you don’t need to attend class at any given time – students have some flexibility as to when they login and participate in learning activities.