- For someone who has only taken traditional courses, it’s hard to imagine not having the feedback and energy of a room full of classmates. Believe it or not, the interaction and deep sense of community was talked about a lot among are online students.
- Have you ever been in a meeting or had a group discussion and thought of the perfect way to add to the conversation after the fact? One advantage of taking a class online is that you don’t need to miss these opportunities. If you think of a really insightful perspective a day after your post—guess what, you can log in and post your new idea that very same week.
- Without the back and forth to a campus, you’ll definitely save money on gas. You won’t need to pay to park at a large campus garage or pay room and board. At the end of the semester, the savings can really add up.
- If there are parts of your life that you just can’t reschedule such as a full-time job or caring for your family, online classes are worth looking into. You can go online from your own home at a time that is convenient for you anytime throughout the week so you can balance all your responsibilities.
Like any other undertaking, learning online is what you make of it. Like every single college course, it will require organization, self-discipline, and hard work. You’ll learn a lot, and even expand your professional portfolio of skills in new and unexpected ways.