Flexibility, lower costs and an increase of self-participation are benefits to taking online courses. Online students can schedule their study time easily when they learn from home or just about anywhere in the world. Students can use all forms of electronic gadgets. (Phone, PC, Laptop, or tablet)
Self-paced courses do not follow a set schedule. Course materials are completely available as soon as the course begins. Assignments and exams do not have start or due dates. The course shows indicators for graded assignments, but not due dates. You can complete assignments and exams at your own pace, as long as you complete all course work before the course ends.
Self-directed learning shifts the power and responsibility for learning closer to the student.