Read the checklists below and see if online learning is for you:
- Do you have access to a computer and reliable internet access?
- Do you have good time management skills?
- Are you ok with learning by yourself?
- Are you ok with communicating with your professor via email, chat or phone instead of face to face?
- Are you comfortable spending a significant amount of time in front of the computer?
- Are you confident in your computer skills?
- Are you able to multitask?
- Do you have a quiet space at home, office or school that you can use to study?
- Do you want the flexibility of studying at home?
- Do you have a backup plan in case your computer or internet break down?
If you answered YES to most of these questions, online learning is a great option for you!
Read the checklists below and see if traditional learning is for you:
- Do you prefer to communicate with your professor in person?
- Do you like to interact with other students face to face?
- Do you prefer to attend classes on a set schedule than try to find time on your own to study?
- Do you prefer to sit in class and listen to the lecture than read it on a computer?
- Do you like to physically be in school, surrounded by students, instructors and other resources?
- Do you rely on other people to help you resolve technical and computer problems?
If you answered YES to most of these questions, you will perform best in a traditional classroom setting.