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Why Online Education?

WHY ONLINE EDUCATION?
With the fast-paced society in which we live and the advent of computer based learning opportunities, a whole new world exists for prospective students and education providers. It is now possible to access life-long education while continuing to work either part-time or full-time. It is even possible to be a full-time student miles away from the educational institution one is taking classes from. 

At International Bible College, we understand the need for life-long learning and know that students are able to apply themselves to studies in the comfort of their own homes. This is why we have created several programs that will meet the needs of full-time, part-time, and casual students.

IBC has also created two specific introductory courses that will help you on your journey in education. The first is a Life-Learning Portfolio. This course is designed with the more mature student in mind. Often learning comes in various forms and this course helps you pull all the information together from your previous learning and when analysed by our educational experts at IBC, creates a road map for the rest of your educational life-learning.

The Life-Learning Portfolio is extensive in its scope and demands a great deal of self-motivation to accomplish. At IBC, we will be honoured to help you with the questions you have on how to complete this first phase of your present educational exploration.

The following is the course description and course outcomes for the Life-Learning Portfolio class syllabus at IBC.

LIFE-LEARNING PORTFOLIO

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is a guided study in how to move life learning into an academic program. Attention will be given to identifying personal strengths, weaknesses and life mission; to examining the college experience and what is required in an academic program; and to integrating life learning into a chosen academic program. For those who are contemplating a return to formal education, this course is a beginning point to help clarify goals and expectations.

COURSE OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of this course, the students will gain:
  • An appreciation for an understanding of the relationship between experience and learning.
  • An increased understanding of the scope and benefits of prior learning experiences.
  • An ability to assess life experiences in terms of their contribution to learning.
  • An appreciation for how a variety of life learning experiences contribute to one's future formal and informal educational needs.
  • A new level of confidence regarding one's current level of college level learning.
  • A sense of what types of learning opportunities or academic programs will be best to pursue in the future.
  • The ability to develop a learning portfolio that clearly connects life-learning experiences to equivalent college-level courses.
The second class is Foundations for Life and Faith. It is an introductory class that will help you as a younger student entering your college years discover whether formal education is a viable option for you and will introduce you to IBC. The following is a course description for Foundations for Education:

FOUNDATIONS FOR LIFE AND FAITH
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Foundations for Life and Faith is an exciting new course at IBC that will introduce you to both IBC and yourself afresh! This course will guide you through an assessment of your life including your Christian testimony, your educational background, your unique gifting and your future ministry and vocational possibilities.

COURSE OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of this course, the students will gain:
  • A more in depth insight into your personal Christian testimony, how God has led you in the past, where you are presently and where God could lead in the future.
  • A new level of self-understanding based on a personal psychological assessment.
  • An appreciation for the unique Pentecostal educational experience IBC provides based on sound Scriptural and theological principles.
  • The necessary cognitive framework to bring your life experiences into greater personal perspective.
  • An appreciation for what is called differentiation, or the need to become mature individually and at the same time connected corporately.
  • An increased understanding of education as a transforming influence in one's life - not merely the dissemination of information.
  • The tools necessary to build a foundation for life and faith!