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TOPIC: Who takes Online Classes nowadays?

Who takes Online Classes nowadays? 01 Oct 2016 10:04 #10393

  • denise.j
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My experience with Online classes is more convenient for me because I have a lot on my plate. I deal with two on-ground classes, my part-time job, my part-time volunteer work. Honestly, I can dedicate my time to two online classes on the go and whenever I have time. I do not have time to sit in all four of my classes; therefore, I am currently taking two online, as well as two on-ground classes like I mentioned. I notice that if a class is manageable enough to take as an online class; I will take it. Most of my online classes give more time to turn in assignments than a traditional classroom setting. It is mainly more convenient to take online classes due to my schedule. But also, it is convenient based on my personality. Since I do not adapt easily on a classroom setting; I have a hard time making friends. So definitely, online classes always help me express myself a lot better. When I try and speak in person, my thoughts are not always as organized as when I actually sit down and plan out my words. If you can take an online class, try it out and see if it works well for you.
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Who takes Online Classes nowadays? 16 Oct 2016 20:36 #10599

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Hey Denise,
Online classes do indeed give the opportunity to not physically go to school and for students to be able to fully express themselves since there is usually lots of discussions and writing involved. However, I feel that only the most popular posts would be read by students where other posts would just rarely be seen. On the positive side, the professors are very helpful online and detailed when it comes to inquiries. Anyway, I really like the actual physical classes better than online classes. I feel like there's so much more work on online classes. For the actual physical classes, at least for me, just showing up to class is like 80% of the work. The other 20% is just reading before class and reviewing after class. On the other hand, for online classes, I have to do like 100% of the work on my own which is such a hassle and inconvenience to me. Besides, I have trouble staying motivated and staying on task because I end up in different places on the web and learning about things semi-unrelated to the class. Ultimately, everybody is different when it comes to studying. Some people might find online classes better than the actual physical classes. Heck, some people might find it easier to study in bed while other might fall asleep and so they go to the library to study. What works for me might not work for you. I'm glad that you are able to fully utilize and take advantage of online classes, for they are excellent ways to get your education done.
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Who takes Online Classes nowadays? 16 Oct 2016 21:08 #10603

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Hello,

This is my first time taking an online class. I have to say it is very convenient especially when you have a crazy schedule. I'm still not used to having an online class, so it is definitely easy to fall behind. If I were to take one next semester I would know my way around it more, and would definitely recommend it to other students who struggle handling everything on campus.
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Who takes Online Classes nowadays? 07 Dec 2016 22:26 #11189

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Hi I been taking online classesbfor about a year now. I think it really is convienient . I used to only do on campus classes, and it was super hard mangeing both work and school. This whole year I have been going through some tough times, and I really believe that these inline classes saved me from dropping out. My tips for you is that you should always do you work ahead of time even if you believe you still have time. If you keep pushing your hw aside with the excuse that there is more than enough time to finish you will end up procasnating. It is easier when you do your hw on your free time instead of using that free time to "treat yourself". Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions to your professor if you find yourself confused. You can also email your classmates and create a study group. I think it is somewhat dangerous to believe online classes run on your schedule because every online class needs it's own date time to study, and turn in assignments. Online classes are prefect for shy people who like to keep to themselves, but I feel that it doesn't give a person the opportunity to try to practice interacting with people physically. Online classes can definitely save you if you have a busy life.
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Who takes Online Classes nowadays? 08 Dec 2016 19:24 #11193

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opinions can be different from the people. Some people prefer online classes especially students who have part-time job. I totally agree with you that online classes offer us the convenience. However, some students say that on-campus classes are much better because they actually engage with the classmates and professor physically. One thing that I like about on-campus classes are "on-spot".
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Who takes Online Classes nowadays? 09 Dec 2016 18:37 #11202

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Hi Denise, I definitely agree with you. Like you, I take a couple of classes on campus, but as I attend two community colleges rights now (SMC and GCC), I find it so convenient to be able to even take at least one of my classes online. For me, most importantly, it saves me one more trip to campus (we all know parking can be complete chaos at SMC), and also allows to take enough credits, while still managing a part time job and other activities. I think it can definitely be challenging at times, but as long as one keeps up with deadlines, is self-motivated and responsible, online class is definitely a great option.
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