Is Online Learning For You?
How well would Online Learning fit your learning needs and personal circumstances? This is a guide to help you decide if Online Learning may provide an alternative to on-campus courses for you. It does not guarantee your success or failure in Online Learning.
Online Learning Facts
- Online Learning students sometimes can 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 Learning; others find it uncomfortable.
- Online Learning 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; distance study does not provide much opportunity for this interaction.
- Online Learning requires you to work from printed materials and directions without face-to-face instructions.
- It may take as long as two weeks to get comments back by mail from your instructor.
- Online Learning requires at least as much time as on-campus courses and in many instances up to three times as much.
- Online Learning frequently uses technology for teaching and communication.
- Online Learning classes usually require written assignments and projects.
This survey form was created by the Colorado Community College and Occupational Educational System. It has been modified and is used with permission.