The differences between an Online Course and a Face-to-Face Course are as follows:
An Online Course is a course that is taken independently online over the Internet via the World Wide Web. This requires a working computer and Internet connection. Although, this course will most likely have an Instructor or Facilitator to contact, access to that person may be limited. Online Courses can be accessed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (within your registered time period).
A Face-to-Face Course is a course that is taken in a face-to-face classroom atmosphere with a live Instructor. Face-to-Face Courses have specific times and locations to meet (check schedules for course availability that is convenient for you to travel to). These courses will most likely be lecture-based.