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How effective is online learning? Will I be able to learn as well online as in a classroom?

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Asked by Linda Friday Jun 27th 2008 in Online Degrees
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It totally depends on you. All online programs are different, but all have one thing in common: they require a lot of self-discipline. Often more than at a traditional school, because you won't have the structure of a regular schedule. Other than that, the differences between online and traditional school can be an advantage or a drawback for you, depending on your personality.

Online classes give you teacher access and peer interaction, as well as hands-on assignments--some programs require an in-person residency in an area near where you live. They are generally as rigorous as traditional schools, and many students say they get more interaction in a small online class than in an enormous lecture hall at a traditional school.

Check out this article on the site for a better idea of what it takes to succeed at online education:

http://www.distance-education.org/Articles/Are-You-Cut-Out-For-Distance-Education--27.html

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