login about faq

To prove you're not a spammer, email newuser.lgqa@gmail.com with the subject "Account Request" to request an account.


I am two classes away from getting my Associates in Business Management from a local college. Being 40 years old, I didn't think I would ever be able to get an education beyond the GED I received while in Basic Training for the Army.

With my work schedule, bills and other obligations, I would never have been able to attend classes at the school in a classroom. Instead, I do all of my classes online. The only time I ever set foot in the school itself was when I registered.

For those who have never done this, the way it works, at least with my classes, is you are given access to a special website for the school. Within this website are downloads for the text book in PDF format and you are given a schedule of when assignments are due. Along side this are forums in which you answer questions posted by the instructor and respond to other students' answers. In this way you can interact with your classmates and ask questions.

Expectations are given for a certain amount of posts in the forums to earn full points each week and the instructor grades your assignments separately in an area not accessible by other students. Each course is 9 weeks and once completed you are given the appropriate credits.

What do you think of online classes? For me it gives me the ability to work on my assignments when it is convenient for me, I don't have to worry about keeping up with books and have the flexibility I need for my work obligations. However, I wonder at times if I am getting the same education that I would if I was at a classroom in a school environment.

asked Jun 14 '10 at 17:33

teddgcm's gravatar image

teddgcm
955212740


There is simply no substitute for the interaction between students that can only happen in a traditional college. The sharing of ideas, challenging assumptions and refining errant ways of thinking, and pushing the envelop beyond the "basic curriculum" is a part of what happens between classes that simply cannot be replicated online. Now don't get me wrong, online education does have its advantages...for many courses that can be standardized, the ability to get the cost down and create value simply can't be beat. However, higher level courses at least given the level of technology readily available to most will not be at the level of quality of a normal university setting in the near future.

As a person who hires people with higher level degrees, the rule is simple...if they have experience in the arena and use the online degree to round out their resume, then fine. If I have two applicants that are essentially equal and one has an online degree and the other is a brick and mortar institution...brick and mortar wins hands down!

answered Jun 14 '10 at 19:01

SMGBobbyScott's gravatar image

SMGBobbyScott
991204649

Well, my cousin is using online for post secondary/university and she is doing well apparently. Seems like it works well.

answered Jun 14 '10 at 17:59

blackbird307's gravatar image

blackbird307
3.7k5265105

Quite accepted. Most of the institutions have brought in the online education to make up a better teaching. So as this would always be for a betterment. :)

answered Oct 25 '12 at 04:22

Meghna's gravatar image

Meghna
11

Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

By RSS:

Answers

Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or __italic__
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported


Tags:

×369
×188
×110
×51
×6

Asked: Jun 14 '10 at 17:33

Seen: 868 times

Last updated: Oct 25 '12 at 05:14