WINC Online is the online / distance learning wing of Western International College, exclusively set up to afford potential students an option of pursuing accredited qualifications without compromising on their work or family schedules. Courses offered through WINC Online are in partnership with accredited institutions or Universities and taught and assessed to the same standards as those offered through traditional modes.
In today’s busy lifestyle, going to a physical campus is not the best method for all students. Online learning is increasingly attractive to a broader spectrum of individuals seeking professional development. In addition, with the increased use of smart phones for all activities, online learning has become mobile.
Online education has a number of benefits:
Unlike most online degree programs, where most interaction between teachers and students happens asynchronously, the WINC OL delivery system allows regular contact sessions in synchronous mode between the student and teacher. This happens during the weekly lecture and tutorial session which is scheduled once every week (just like in a traditional college / University) and conducted via a sophisticated video and audio conferencing system. However, unlike traditional mode, a student can ´attend´ the class from anywhere in the world as long as he/ she has access to a computer with internet access! These sessions are conducted at pre-scheduled times to the students. And what´s more - Students who cannot attend these sessions can retrieve these lectures as they will be recorded. In addition to this, students can talk one on one to the faculty members during their scheduled office hours to resolve doubts/ queries.
Most modules will combine assigned readings from textbooks and other materials, online exercises, problems, or activities put together by the instructor, interactive discussions on cases, situations, or questions posed by the instructor, and assigned group or individual projects or papers. In addition to the live lecture delivery mentioned above all courses are supported using Moodle, an integrated course management- system. Students have access to these resources through the term and can download and print them as needed. In a normal week, students will be expected to complete the assigned readings from the text book and other resources, go over the lecture notes/ lecture recordings, participate in the asynchronous discussion boards, and attend the virtual lectures and tutorial sessions.
The online portfolio is being continuously added to with additional programmes, updates will be available on the news section and the programme information section of the website. This ties in, with the Colleges aim of making education accessible, to all possible barriers to achieving education.