Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who will be my teacher?

If you are enrolled in an online course, your eTeacher will be from another school in New Zealand

How will I communicate or get work to and from my teacher?

You will be able to communicate regularly with your eTeacher through emails, online forums, online chats, news forums, discussion boards, skype and text messages.

How often will I see my teacher?

You will have an hour long video or web conferencing class each week, and your “eTeacher” will provide an online classroom (like a website) in which you will work 3-4 hours each week.

How do I receive work or send work to my eTeacher?

You will be able to upload your assignments, assessments, tests and any other work into your online classroom. You can also email your work, share it eg through Google Docs, Dropbox etc or simply post it. For work sent online, your eTeacher will mark your work online and send it back the same way.

Do I need access to a computer or device at home?

Do I need access to a computer or device at home?
You will require access during school time to a computer or a device (eg tablet, laptop, phone) and the internet so that you can work independently in your “online environment/online classroom”. If you have the internet at home, that is an added bonus.

What happens if I have another class at that time?

What happens if I have another class at that time?
Video-conference lessons take precedence. You will have to make up for the lost time by working with your teacher from your school on what you have missed in their lesson. This is why you need to be self-motivated.

Who can apply for an online class?

You may apply through your Dean or through the eDean to be enrolled in an online course if the subject/course you wish to study is:

  • Not currently offered at your school
  • Clashes with another timetabled class
  • Offered through a tertiary organisation

Students who apply must be self motivated and well organised

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