The Online Learning Model Offers Real Advantages for the Working Professional
Students new to online learning often question whether they will be able to learn in this new education environment. While there are some real differences between the online and campus learning models, there are a good number of similarities, too.
Flexibility to Learn on Your Schedule
Just like a traditional on-campus degree program, you will learn through faculty, textbooks, assignments, quizzes, and projects. The big difference with online learning is that you attend class on your schedule. You will never have to sit in traffic, worrying about getting to class on time. You can now read your assignments during a break at work or at home. All of the course lectures are available online for you to listen to when you like and replay as many times as you like. Assignments and quizzes can be completed and submitted online. Having this flexibility allows you to follow through on work, family, and personal commitments AND earn your degree.
A common fear among new students is they will not be self-disciplined enough to learn at their own pace. To help keep you on track, you will receive a detailed course syllabus at the beginning of each class, which is structured with learning modules and corresponding assignments. Some students read ahead and others follow the schedule – it’s your choice.
Your Virtual Community
Similar to a traditional course structure, you will share your experience with your classmates. Our online student lounge and chats are great ways to connect with others experiencing similar challenges and triumphs. They provide a forum to learn from and support one another. Weekly course chats, offered at various times, allow you to interact with your professors and classmates.
At the end of your journey, you will be invited to celebrate your accomplishment with your fellow classmates at the on-campus graduation. Attendance is not required, but many students have expressed a real sense of pride and achievement by participating in the traditional cap and gown ceremony.
A unique blend of learning methods lead to success. A combination of learning strategies gives you the most options for mastering the material. Read about how you can learn from textbooks, media presentations, online discussion groups, workplace applications and more.Read More