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Facts about Online Courses

Online students can sometimes end up neglecting their course work because of personal or professional circumstances, unless they have compelling reasons for taking the course.

Some students prefer the independence of online courses; others find it uncomfortable.

Online courses gives students greater freedom of scheduling, but it can require more self-discipline than on-campus classes.

Some people learn best by interacting with other students and instructors, but online courses may not provide much opportunity for this interaction.

Online courses requires you to work from written directions without face-to-face instructions.

It may take as long as two or three days to get comments back by e-mail from your instructor (such as over a weekend or holiday).

Online courses requires at least as much time as on-campus courses and in many instances up to three times as much.

Online courses uses computers and other technology for teaching and communication.

Printed and/or online materials are the primary source of directions and information in online courses.

Online courses often require written assignments and projects.

Students who have dropped a college class often don't have the self-discipline or motivation to work independently and complete an online course.

Obtained from http://www.distancelearn.org/readyDL.cfm

Last Updated: 09/24/2014
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