You can complete your work from anywhere in the world. Anytime means day or night, however online courses have regular assignments and deadlines. Your instructor will expect you to have assignments completed by their due dates.
Depending on the specific requirements of your course, you should generally plan to log-on for three to four times a week for several hours at a time.
No, each course takes 9-12 hours a week, depending on the number of credits you will earn for the course. You should plan your schedule to allow enough time for each course you take, including your face-to-face classes.
Yes, online courses follow the regular academic calendar. Your attendance will be measured by your participation in the course and your completion of assigned work by the due dates.
No, computer problems are not acceptable excuses. You can find a computer at the college Cyber Café, the LRC, or at a public library. Always have a back-up plan and complete your work ahead of the due date to avoid a crisis.
The college does not provide computers for take home use. Students should have their own computer. A computer is like any other required course material. Don't depend on others for access to a computer.
You should have basic working knowledge of computers such as word processing, using the Internet, and checking e-mail. Good typing skills will also be helpful.
Students cannot remain anonymous and do well in an e-learning course. For most classes your grade is partially measured based on your active participation in discussion activities. Shy students often feel more open to participation in an online forum.
E-Learning students must be responsible for meeting deadlines ahead of time. You must be able to schedule your academic, work and personal responsibilities.
Professors log on regularly and respond to questions via e-mail, course discussion board, or live chat. Often e-learners notice more interaction with the instructor than in face-to-face classroom environment.