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Is online learning right for you?

Earning your online degree or taking online education courses is a positive experience for most students. You’ll be most successful if you’re knowledgeable about online learning before taking a course so we’ve provided a list of online education requirements and suggestions, as well as a distance learning quiz, for you to consider before finalizing your decision to earn your online degree or enroll in our accredited online education courses. Be sure to check out our other online education resources listed below for even more helpful information related to online learning.

Top 10 considerations before you take an online education course

  1. You’ll need a computer and Internet connection. Check online education computer requirements.
  2. Basic Internet and computer skills are required.
  3. Online education courses are often accelerated and are most successful if you are motivated and can work independently.
  4. Although you can save time taking online education courses, you’ll still need to devote a sufficient number of hours each week toward your online education studies.
  5. You must be able to express yourself well in writing.
  6. Generally speaking, online education courses are less expensive than traditional on-site college courses.Calculate your potential cost savings.
  7. Online education courses will likely fit better with your busy lifestyle because you can access your online education classes anytime, anywhere through the Internet.
  8. You can simultaneously take on-campus and online education courses.
  9. Some courses may require you to attend class in person. Check your course description for more information.
  10. Many students who aren't comfortable participating in on-campus classes find they contribute more freely in online education classes.

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