Both online education and its traditional counterpart have pros and cons, so it’s important for students to understand what to expect before they step foot—or log into—the classroom. We focused this side-by-side comparison on three key areas that make an impact on a student’s experience.
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There’s a lot to consider about going to school online. But just because something is new, doesn’t mean it has to worrisome. To help ease your concerns and give you a better idea of how it all works, we took on some of the most commonly asked questions regarding online education.
The convenience and flexibility of online learning is appealing, but it still leaves a bad taste in your mouth. This skepticism may stem from some of the common myths about online learning. If these misconceptions are the only thing standing in the way of you and your dream career, it’s time to bring them to the light.
You've finally decided you're ready to go to college-congrats! The toughest decision is behind you, but there's still some work ahead of you. Now you need to figure out how to prepare for college and what type of classes are best for you. There are a few signs that suggest you're ready to become an online student. Take a look at the list below to see if you see these signs in your own life.
Are self-paced online classes the right environment for you? Use this checklist to find out!
Online college lectures can seem pointless and more like a waste of time than a help if you feel you've already learned sufficiently from the homework or assigned reading. While it may seem like an easy fix to simply skip the lectures, the impact of avoiding your professors' presentations time after time may actually cause a large deficit in your learning.
In order to make sure you and your classmates get the most out of your online classroom discussion posts, we've created a guide of do's and don'ts to help improve the quality of all discussion posts.
Want to be more than just a semi-interesting conversationalist? Want to be able to fill that awkward silence? Want to be even smarter than your friends? We've compiled a list of 10 online learning sites that will help you dominate any conversation.
Growing up in the '90s means you witness the transformation of technology becoming fun. It's no wonder you're considering pursuing an online degree. We compiled a list of 10 ways your '90s childhood has primed you for success as an online student.
Taking online classes allows you to work towards your goals at your own pace. But not everyone has what it takes to succeed in the nontraditional setting of online classes. Learn from those who have been there to prepare yourself and avoid their mistakes!
A new type of online course program is allowing students to learn in a new capacity. Students taking competency-based education (CBE) courses have the ability to earn credit quickly for knowledge they already have on the subject matter, as well as engage deeper with the new information they learn during the course. To learn more about these courses and how they may be beneficial for you, check out our infographic below.
Competency-based learning is a new way to earn your degree online that takes a different, more flexible approach than the traditional online course format. Learn more about what the differences are between the traditional and competency-based models.