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Learning Online

Unlike traditional, campus-based classes, online learning is education where you are seldom physically present at school. Online courses offer the same level of quality instruction as traditional classes and cover the same course material. The only difference is that you complete the course online through the D2L portal.

You can also try taking a hybrid course (part online, part in-person). Hybrid classes are a great way to get experience in the online learning system while reducing the number of days you travel to campus.

There is a perception that online education is more relaxed than traditional classroom learning. Online learning is just as challenging and often requires greater self-discipline. You may be a strong candidate for online learning if you can answer "yes" to questions like these:

  • Do I have consistent access to a computer with high-speed Internet?
  • Do I know how to create, save, and organize files on my computer?
  • Am I self-motivated and well organized?
  • Do I manage my time well?
  • Am I able to dedicate 5-10 hours each week to studying for each online class?
  • Am I able to communicate well with others in writing?
  • Am I comfortable using reading and writing as my primary means of learning?
  • Am I comfortable seeking help when I need it?
  • Am I proficient at conducting online research?


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