How To Choose An Online College Course by John Edmond
Choosing a college is always difficult, especially when they are far away from home. This is even more true with online colleges and courses where you may never set foot in a college classroom. Here I give some tips and advice on online courses and what to look out for.
Many children, for many reasons, are unable or unwilling to attend a traditional bricks and mortar high school, college or University. They cannot attend for reasons including poor health, financial reasons or even bullying. An inability to attend school or college in the past has frequently meant that our children have lost out in their education.
Online education was pioneered in the UK by The Open University (http://www.open.ac.uk/) but is now offered by many colleges and universities around the world. Online education or distance learning was initially seen by many as just a supplement to the brick-and-mortar classroom with traditional teaching and learning methods and materials. Over the last few years however, improved technology and educational techniques have made online high school classes and online college courses viable alternatives to traditional methods of learning. Today the student does not have to set foot in a classroom to obtain good academic qualifications up to Masters Degree level.
Today's students, can benefit in a number of ways that previously they could not. They can get their qualifications despite having no way to get to the school of their choice, or they may have children, a home, and one or more jobs that keeps them from physically attending classes at a campus that might be too far away.