Online courses

United States
November 12, 2008 5:34pm CST
Hi, I want to know if it's worthly take courses by internet. Do you know if people normally enrolled in online courses. It's any financial aid for this programs.
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@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I'm not quite sure what you're trying to ask here. Are you referring to enrolling in an online course at a school you're currently attending? I've taken a few online classes offered at the college I go to and all I can say is that it's a bit harder than attending classes. Unlike having in class lectures, you basically learn everything by reading the book and doing a forum discussion once a week. It might sound easier than actually going to class but it isn't. You'll have to pace yourself or else you'll fall behind. Sorry if this isn't the answer you're looking for.
• United States
14 Nov 08
I'm not enrolled yet. I'll want to take some course but I don't know nothing about online classes. Do you said it's hard, why?
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
14 Nov 08
It's a bit more difficult than going to a regular class. You have to be more dedicated. There isn't a teacher there to lecture on the material and constantly remind you when things are due. You basically read out of the assigned text and do everything on your own. Most of the time you contact the teacher through e-mails unless you make an appointment with them or something. Just make sure you visit the site for the online class frequently. Participation to the online discussions for the class is the key. The homework is typically writing some kind of article once a week and having online discussions with the rest of the class. The homework is a probably open book but it might be a bit harder. It's actually not too hard. It was a learning experience for me when I took it. I learned that you can't procrastinate or you'll fall behind.
• United States
13 Nov 08
Hi Velezmaya I am currently enrolled in a online school, and its the best thing. I do receive financial aid. will be finish in june of 2009
• United States
14 Nov 08
Could you give me a feedback, it's good to study by internet. How did you appy for financial aid. Thanks for your answer