The Open University provides flexible opportunities to complete web-based courses and web-based examinations.

Because web-based studies mostly involve independent work on the computer and the self-directed exploration of learning material, students must be able to work independently and have good time management skills. Teachers prepare web-based assignments and supervise students. Each course has a separate discussion site for students to post questions and comments on their studies and discipline. Students can also interact extensively with each other through social media.