Is Online Learning for Me?
Online courses aren’t taught at a specific time or day each week. Instead, students log in when they have time to check class announcements, materials and assignments.
That flexibility is a top reason LLCE students choose our programs. But, how do you know if it’s right for you?
To find out, ask yourself if you…
- Are a self-motivated and organized person who can find time to study each week
- Enjoy studying alone
- Will take responsibility for communicating with your instructors online
- Have strong reading and writing skills (Most online courses are in a written format.)
- Know how to use a computer for word-processing and Internet searches
If you answered yes (or at least usually!) to these questions, an online program could be right for you!
Preparing for Online Courses
Students in online courses spend as much or more time studying as those who take courses on-campus. In online classes, you will have individual assignments, group projects and exams. In fact, the amount of homework will be the same as in a traditional on-campus class.
Just like face-to-face courses, participation counts! You will be asked to discuss your coursework with other students and the instructor, through online discussion boards and chat sessions. That’s why it is essential for you to keep up in online courses. If you aren’t keeping up with homework and reading assignments, it’ll be difficult for you to contribute to the on-going discussions. If you set aside time each week to participate in online course activities, you won’t fall behind.
We recommend logging in to check on your online course at least once a day. Some days you’ll quickly log on and off. Other days, you will have announcements and other course materials to review.