The term "interactive course" typically describes material of an educational nature delivered in a format which allows the user to directly impact the materials' content, pace, and out-come.
An example of such material would be a computer based presentation requiring a user to select the correct answer to a give question before proceeding to the next topic.
These types of courses are almost always computer based and most likely to be delivered to the user thru the internet. Due to their convenient delivery, availability and almost endless subject matter, interactive courses have become a major tool for those seeking to provide as well as those seeking to obtain education, training or certification in a given area of study.
With growing access and availability to computers and the internet, many schools, universities, businesses and government agencies are turning to interactive courses to train and educate their students and staff.