How does Online work?

Wondering exactly how an online learning course works?

In a traditional classroom, you often learn by listening. Online courses are different. Instead of learning by listening, you will learn by doing; by reading, writing, and performing other activities specially designed by the course

In online courses, students "attend" class by visiting the class web pages and completing assignments according to the class schedule.

This class format is very flexible for busy schedules. Students can often log on to the course at any time of the day (or night). However, certain computer skills and a degree of determination are necessary to be successful. It comes as a big surprise to many online students that they actually have more contact with their fellow students online than they would in the regular classroom. This is because there are many ways for students to interact online: discussion boards, email, group activities, etc. It can be fun to meet students, and it can also be a great way to broaden your learning experience.



Many online courses also give more opportunities for personal feedback than you would receive in a traditional classroom. You will receive grades in your online course, but you might also encounter other kinds of feedback. For example, your fellow students might be reading and responding to your work.

 What Students are Saying

 
Music Appreciation--Music is my passion.  There is not a day that goes by without listening to music.  It is very nice to study something that I am interested in.--Nathaniel
 
ACT Prep--Being able to work at my own pace.--Jerad
 
Veterinary Science--I am able to study what type of diseases certain animals get and what scientists are doing to help them--Junior
 
Medical Terminology-It is a fun and great new experience to learn new things that were not available to me before--Dylan
 
Fashion and Interior Design-- I LOVE working at my own pace and this class is very helpful for what I want to go into.  I adore fashion.--Sadie
 
Criminology--I love the challenge and the things we get to do and being able to work at my own pace--Alexis 
 
Sports and Entertainment Management--It is a fun course I can work at my own pace.--Robbin
 
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