Online Education

Shelly Casey By Shelly Casey, 25th Jun 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The normal college experience is not for everyone. Now there is the option to take college coourses online from accredited schools. These schools make it easier to pursue a degree while continuing to work, raise a family and all of the other things life brings.

Ground Colleges vs. Online Colleges

When I started my undergraduate degree I went to a local college. At the time this was a good choice because I had not been in a classroom for since high school. It helped me get back into the swing of things and I graduated happy with the education I received. A year later I decided to pursue my MBA. Now I had a fool time job, and my children were older and in school all day. If I decided to go to a local school I would be spending four to six hour a week at night away from home. I decided to look into the online colleges to see if they were a better choice for me. I found that online colleges had a curriculum that was easier to fit into my schedule by giving me the time to log on when I had time and still spend time with my family. I decided on the online college.

The Online College Experience.

When I first started at an online college I wondered how much I would actually get out of this with no teacher lecturing and being able to sign on when you had the time. Once I started my first class I was surprised at how much I learned this way. We had a book that we had to read from just like ground school but we also had discusstion questions we had to answer regarding the readings. Once we answered these questions we then had to post meaningful replies to other students in the class. Every week we had an assignment that was turned in for grading and we also had group assignments with other students.

The verdict

I found online college to be one of the best experiences. Not only did I learn in the traditional way from reading the books but I also learned from my fellow students and the experiences they had in the real world. The discussions were more insightful than any class I had previously been in where the teacher lectured and most of the students payed little to no attention. Another plus to this experience is students were from all over the world so now I have knowledge on how businesses work in all parts of the world. Online college has given me more tools for he real world


Online Education

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author avatar Shelly Casey
I am a mom and wife who loves to write and I always have. When getting my undergraduate degree I found out that not only enjoy writing but I do it fairly well. I continue to find ways to work on my writing and maybe someday I'll even write a book!

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27th Jun 2010 (#)

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