My motivation to enrol was the flexibility offered to follow the course. As I am also working in a veterinary clinic, it is sometimes very hard to follow all physical lessons in normal courses. The course gives me the opportunity to follow the lessons when my agenda allows me to do this. The teacher/moderator gave quick and extensive responses to my questions and gave proper feedback on my assignments which really helped me understanding the subjects. And I successfully completed the exam, suggesting that this type of learning is an adequate way of learning new things. I really deepened my knowledge of basic epidemiologic approaches and analyses and I do use these techniques to some extent in my scientific studies.
This was the first online course I followed. The advantage is the before mentioned flexibility to follow the course at times that suit you. In general, I really like physical presence at courses in order to have a good interaction with other students and teachers to improve my understanding of the subject and to be able to ask questions on the spot. However, my experience with Elevate on this regard was very good.