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Higher education has now tapped the power and accessibility of the internet to offer online college courses and this fact is being taken advantage of by more and more students nowadays. However, online college courses may not always fit everyone. Some students are more capable of learning when they work in a structured learning environment or independent learning is just something that is not the best fit for their lifestyle. If you are considering online college courses but not pretty sure if it is really for you, then here are some things that you might want to consider: While online courses offer time flexibility, you should be able to understand that there are a few times that you have to be in front of the computer. You need to have the proper discipline to maintain a good academic standing and to finish your course work, assignments, research or any other requirements on time. This is a huge challenge for people who have been so used to procrastinating things that they would have finished today but didn 鈥檛. Remember, online courses require that you work around good time management skills in order for you to perform your job well as a student and as an employee or mother (whichever applies). Since everything is done online, do not expect to meet your professor face to face at one point or another. Some students prefer that they have actual or personal interaction with their professors but there are students who can totally live without it. If you are pretty sure that you can live with this arrangement, then you can definitely survive online college courses. There is also very little or no interaction with your fellow students or classmates. Again, there are people who are more comfortable learning in their own room, wearing only their pyjamas while there are people who learn better when they are inside the classroom setting. You have to know which ones you prefer because with online courses, your classroom would be a chat room where you, your classmates and your professor can exchange ideas about reading assignments that are provided to you before the actual 鈥渕 eeting.鈥? While online college courses are generally accepted by employers, you may experience a little difficulty if you plan to transfer your online course into a future program of study. Online college course credits may be a little harder to transfer than 鈥渢 raditional college credits 鈥?so if you are planning to transfer at some point, you need to check with your school if their credits can be transferred. You can proceed further by reading about online college courses or joining the discussions at the college forum.
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