ONLINE COURSE CLASSIFICATION
The NSRIC online education platform offers different level of courses as per requirements of students and members. Primarily, the courses are classified into eleven categories. The designated course can be 30 minutes to two hours long. If the course duration is more than this range, it should be broken down into different linked modules (e.g., Module I, Module II, …. etc.), and/or into a half to three credit hours course (Note: one credit hour is equivalent to 12 lecture hours). If the planned course does not fall into any of these categories, contact NSRIC online education division at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advanced level academic courses
Short and Seminar Courses
Vocational training courses
A workshop course is defined as a hands-on and practical training experience. However, it can be a course for presenting themes and concepts, or the development of a skill related to the course. Workshops may involve more hands-on learning. It also allow discussion, interaction, presentation and debate on a given topic of a subject area. The courses coverages are the topics related to any hands-on professional, and/or lab-based educational materials of any discipline. The topics are specified as a course which gives a hands-on practical training, and the development of a subject matter. A workshop is a type of interactive training course where participants carry out a number of training activities rather than passively listen to a lecture or presentation. In general, there are five types of workshop courses: (i) invitational workshop (ii) constructivist workshop, (iii) reflection workshop, (iv) conferencing workshop, and (v) choice workshop. The key difference between training and workshop is that training is the action of ‘teaching’, whereas a workshop is where the group will ‘engage’ in an intensive discussion and activity. A workshop, on the other hand, is a corporate event where skills and knowledge can be shared in a group. The coverages include any technical, and professional discussion-based courses in an area of expertise, and student needs.