Taking a Course Online??

@Jshean20 (14373)
Canada
December 5, 2006 1:53am CST
Have any of you ever taken course(s) online? Did you find it harder or easier than a regular school setting? What was the course and how did you do? I took some of my highschool credits online and did a lot better than I had in a regular school environment.
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@fotychic (318)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I am taking classes on line right now. It can be very difficult, but it is simply a matter of disciplining yourself.
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@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
5 Dec 06
Yep I agree
• Austria
5 Dec 06
I did twice. It is absolutely a lot easier than attending the actual university. But the problem is its not yet fully accepted by some companies. So if u use your degree sometimes you will be question here and there.
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@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
5 Dec 06
thank you
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• India
5 Dec 06
i never tried it but i hear its really tough online its better to have a real teacher teach than to learn online.
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@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
5 Dec 06
I think that it depends on the type of learner.
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• United States
5 Dec 06
My husband takes his optical updating online. He finds it easier too. I guess there is less pressure in the environment on line, so it's easier than regular school settings.
• United States
5 Dec 06
He just finished his second test today, and scored almost perfect.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
wow good for him
• United States
7 Dec 06
He's doing great. Took 3 exams, and great scoring.
@rawpoet (2048)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I've wanted to, but heard the degree isn't as good as going to a real college. I wonder sometimes if it's a hoax. I'm not so sure.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
6 Dec 06
OK thanks
@dirtyc (20)
7 Dec 06
Some are accredited. Some are not. You just have to look into it. It doesn't take much effort. Go to the U.S Dept of Education website to check and you should be good. Stay away from "diploma mills". These are schools that will give you credit for you "life experiences." Its a nice concept. Real life experience can be far more valuable in the workplace than a degree. However, for now, until they get the formula right "life experience" credited degrees are not worth anything. Hopefully someday they will be though because people deserve credit for what they know, what they can do and what they've been through...IMHO.
• United States
5 Dec 06
I took Intro to Meteorology online this semester. It was harder than regular school setting because you are basically your own teacher. You can ask questions but you have to wait for a response. I think it's better and easier to be in a class where students can ask questions and hear others ask questions. hear a lecture. Get things explained in real time. I did ok in this class. I have to take the final still... but I got a B so far in the class when I would have gotten an A if I had been in a regular class setting.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
8 Dec 06
thankyou
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
5 Dec 06
No, I never had a chance to do that. But, I'm planning on it after I get my 2 years of nursing out of the way.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
5 Dec 06
cool :)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I took four high school classes online: Personal Fittness, Latin I, Latin II and Geometry Honors. Next semester I will be taking a college course online: World Regional Geography. I find it a lot easier to take courses online.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
5 Dec 06
Cool..me too.
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@na2482 (423)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I'm actually taking a program through Phoenix.edu its a great program. I'm going for my assoicates in health adminstrations. I've been doing it for about 1 month now. I actually am beinning my second set of classes. The work is regular college work. If you don't learn well sitting in a boring classroom setting. YOu should give this a try its really great. The instructors are there 24/7. I also have a online advisors who calls 1 a week to make sure all of my assignments are being done on time, if i had any questions with my assignements. He is great, any questions i might have he's there 24/7 as well. Evertyhing i need i get here on line.
@limosonia1 (1560)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I took some of my college courses on line as a single parent it was hard for me to go to the classroom. I did good. I think it works for people that don't procrastinate. I am thinking about taking more on line.
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Well I took two courses on line. One was Ethics and the other was keyboarding. Now one would think the keyboarding one would be a snap. The teacher was lousy and had no clue on how to do an online course. The Ethics class was great with it. I really enjoyed that one. That was a breeze compared the to Keyboarding one. I had to actually complain to the college about the teacher for that one. Got my grade fixed in there too because of it. Thankfully I'd taken both at the same time otherwise if I'd taken just it I never would have taken another online course again. The Ethics one though showed me how good it can be.
• United States
8 Dec 06
Type away! - Take online classes, they're better!
Yeah I did. I've taken like 4 online classes! Yeah, I liked them better but had a hard time with disiplinging myself to read!! But the tests were pretty easy. I took some office classed, and did do better also, I got all A's!
• India
8 Dec 06
i had also taken some online courses last layer , i enjoyed a lot and passed the certifcation with 78.8% , what i realize is that its better to study yourself rather taking any coachings or assistance from anybody , and that is all wht i learned by having online courses !
@emagyne (665)
• United States
8 Dec 06
cool smiley - cool smiley
I got my degree in web design online. I found it to be easier because I could work in the privacy of my home and I was more comfortable. Also, They gave us alot of additional material. In fact, I made the deans list at my college and the national deans list.
@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I've never taken one, but I have friends that have and they always told me how hard they were. Much harder than taking a regular class.
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I personally never took college courses on line, but a couple of my friends have and they love it because they can do the work at their own pace and in their free time.
@michele609 (1687)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I had took a course for medical billing online, it was a little bit hard but I had known the things already becasue I am a LPN. But I think that going to a class will make you have a better understanding!
• United States
7 Dec 06
I know that now, the high school i went to offers too many courses online- PE, math, science, ANYTHING that the normal school offers, its very sad.... i would think that in ways tehy are harder but some would probably be easier.
• Singapore
7 Dec 06
I never tried taking any course online before. The closest I came to taking course online is one on TEFL. But in the end did not go for it since it is not really something which I want.
@toonatoons (3740)
• Philippines
7 Dec 06
that should be interesting. no i haven't taken an course online. what i did, however, was to enrol myself in an international correspondence schools for certain short courses on writing. i was sent some books to study on, at the end of each module was an examination for me to take. after completing those, i was sent my diploma with my transcript.