The main feature of distance learning is that students can study at their own pace and anywhere they want. CoastLearn is moreover a simple tool that does not require sophisticated computers or software for its use. In order to counteract Internet connexion problems, CoastLearn is also available on CD-Rom.
CoastLearn has a modular structure. The modules can be studied independently, are illustrated with figures, exercises and good & bad practice examples and will be supported by tutorial services. Nine modules including simulation game are presently developed:
The modules are divided into chapters, which give details on the concepts, the practice, the expected learning outcomes, and provide hyperlinks related to the specific topic.