Learning Options

Classroom Virtual Classroom Independent Study
Hosted by Local Institutes/chapters and by some colleges and universities. Local Institutes/chapters and National by The Insurance Institute of Canada. Nationally by The Insurance Institute of Canada.
Location Physical classroom environment. Any location. Course accessed via the Internet. Any location.
Time Learning activities such as lectures occur on a specified day and time (synchronous learning). Learning activities such as lectures occur on a specified day and time (synchronous learning). No formal activities. Learning can occur any day or time (asynchronous learning).
Facilitation/Instruction Live instruction/facilitation. Live instruction/facilitation. No instructor/facilitator. NOTE: Students enrolled in mandatory or applied professional CIP courses will have access to an online tutorial, which may include access to an instructor.
Interactivity Level High. Learners will be actively involved during lessons with the instructor and classmates. High/Medium. Learners will often be actively involved during sessions with the instructor and classmates. Low. Mainly reading/studying from textbook materials.
Benefits Students can listen to lectures, ask the instructor questions, interact/collaborate with classmates, and get answers in real time. Students can listen to lectures, ask the instructor questions, interact/collaborate with classmates, and get answers in real time. Allows students to focus solely on the course material without interacting with an instructor or classmates. Learn any time, any place.
Recommended for Recommended for those who prefer face-to-face (f2f) communications. Recommended for those who prefer the flexibility of learning from home/remotely via the computer. Recommended for those who prefer working on their own at their own pace mainly via a text book.
Examples Examples include courses such as in the CIP program (C11, C120, etc., and with 1-day or ½ day seminars such as Cyber Risk, Flood, Drones, Fast- track, Weekend Warrior, etc. Examples include various CIP courses. Examples include various courses in the CIP program.
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