Online schooling

United States
October 30, 2007 11:04pm CST
I would like to hear about your experiences with any type of online schooling, high school or college. What made you decide to attend online classes? How do you schedule your time? Any suggestions on studying? As of September, I'm a student at Kaplan University and I'm going for my AAS in Medical Office Management. This is my first experience with an online school and I would like to hear other people's experiences - good & bad.
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@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
1 Nov 07
Hi, I had never been in online schooling, but few my friends had been passed the IBM tests and through online and has a better IT jobs. They had done a study on the past online test attended students and also analyzed it. Hope online schooling is better as in developing world as time as be managed accordingly and also it is dedication one puts gives the out come in that.
• United States
1 Nov 07
Thank you for your response! I'm just wondering how popular online schooling has really come because so much can be done online now. Our society is becoming technical, it's real scary how much some of us rely on the internet. Everything is slowly turning electronic. How do you feel about that?
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
2 Nov 07
Hi, I too hope the technological advancement and electronic enhancement surely did plenty of development role for humans especially for the students. Hope only requirement is to get a proper knowledge how to use and utilise these electronic. Hope more simplified methods may be given hence more and more people could adopt these easy and effective electronic method and changes in technology can be easily adopted.
@shazana (31)
• Malaysia
31 Oct 07
I have no personal experience in Distance Learning but it is something I am exploring for getting a second degree after I graduate and possibly as a method of getting my Masters. I hear that it is a very good method for people who are interested in studying overseas but have obligations they have to meet at their own countries or jobs or families and the like. Personally, I think this will become an increasingly popular method of learning and getting certification as the world becomes more connected via the internet. However, it is a good idea to check how long the University has been offering Distance Learning and possibly tracking a few students who have used their services and find out their opinions on the matter. I think after I have enough saved up I will look into Distance Learning with England or Australian Universities since I want to get degrees from there. They reflect better in Asia for some reason. *shrugs*
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• United States
31 Oct 07
That's interesting! I never really thought about looking into other country's universities for distance learning. My friend was attending classes with Kaplan University and that's what got me interested in it. After checking out their website and talking to an admission's advisor, I made the decision to give it a try. I'm trying to find people that have got their degree from similar programs and I want to know how employers look at them.
@ayshren (137)
• United States
31 Oct 07
I tried the whole online college thing a while back, because I have 2 kids at home and I thought it would be a little easier to do it that way than to find daycare, etc. I was wrong! Its really hard to do it when you dont have someone there to explain certain things to you, etc. Im sure it works out fine for some but I couldnt finish it.
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• United States
31 Oct 07
I really appreciate your honesty. When I thought of online schooling, I thought it was going to be easier but it really isn't. I am glad that I don't have to spend more time away from my family but it's a lot of commitment and I still have two years to go!
@IssaHam (73)
• United States
3 Nov 07
Hello, I am currently attending American International University Online, and I think it's just GREAT! The deciding factor for me to go there was the student advisor that was assigned to me. We spoke on the phone a few times before I signed up and he motivated me to get back in school and achieve my goals! The convenience of online school was another factor because I do not have any kind of set work schedule and needed the flexibility to 'go to class' whenever! I am very impressed with AIU and I would recommend them to anyone. The classes are accelerated and I will be graduating only 7 months after I started back!! Their student website is laid out where it makes sense and is EASY to use, and they have all kind of people available 24 hours to help you with anything you may need. They're all supportive of you and work with you to make sure you succeed. For an online school, you really get the sense of community!! I love it! I will graduate in April '08 with an AA Business Admin! :-)
• United States
8 Nov 07
I will be graduating soon and plan on continuing my studies online. I want to get my Master's but am tired of driving 30 minutes to the college. I think I may need a break for starters, but online will be different. I am online all the time anyway. Might as well get something from it. LOL
• United States
8 Nov 07
lol. That's my thoughts exactly! If I'm going to spend so much time online, why not do something productive? :-)
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I took most of my classes on-line for my Bachelors degree in accounting. Our college has a great on-line program. I chose to go on-line because at the time I had 2 teenage boys that still needed my attention and I worked full-time. This way I could be home for them and attend their functions and study around their schedules. I did most of my "homework" while they did theirs or after they had settled down for the night. It did make for some long nights for me, but it was worht it to be there for my kids. For studying - try to make a schedule for when you will be studying, and stick to it. Since you already know your families schedules, that's not too hard to do. The hardest part is if you get behind, it's hard to get back up to speed. Some people don't do well with self-study (which is mostly what on-line is) so you have to get used to figuring things out by yourself. Best of Luck to you!!