Most colleges offer online courses these days, but for the uninitiated, the thought of not going to class in person, not talking to your teachers and classmates face to face, or not having to turn in home work in actual paper form can seem radical. This holds especially true for those who are returning to school after years of being away, or those who have taken high school and any previous college classes in a much more traditional way. Don’t be intimidated, though–attending classes online at onlineeducation.com or one of the other hundreds of online college course sites out there is simple and straightforward. Who knows? Maybe you’ll like it better than face to face classes!
So how can tell that online education is right for you? Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do I like to read essays rather than listen to lectures?
- Can I usually do work on my own with proper written or video instructions?
- Am I comfortable using computers and the Internet?
- Am I comfortable reading text on screen rather than on paper?
- Do I study best with peace and quiet and no distractions?
- Am I self-motivated at doing my work and studying?
- Can I reliably log on to my courses and pay attention to the due dates of my weekly work/quizzes?
If you answered “yes” to all or most of these, you’ll do just fine in an online course. If you answered “no” to all or most of them, it’s possible that you need the one-on-one attention, hands-on aspects and task-keeping attitudes of your teachers to do well at learning, and online education might not work out so well for you. If you’re nervous, it’s reassuring to know that online course instructors make themselves very accessible–most provide both an email address and a telephone number to contact them with if you need any help with class work or have any questions.