Distance education courses require that you have access to a computer with a high speed internet connection along with the ability to print, if needed. You will also need to have a backup computer in case your primary computer is not working. The backup computer can be any computer with a high speed internet connection that you can use. Some examples of a backup computer are computers located at the library, computer labs at school, or a relative or friend’s computer. Remember you are responsible for completing your assignments and tests on time. Be sure you have a backup computer available.
Distance education course students might find it easier to neglect the course because of personal or professional circumstances. The time you spend on the course is set by you, not by the college class schedule. Be sure you have the motivation to follow through and finish.
Some students prefer the independence of distance education courses; others find it uncomfortable.
Distance education courses give students greater freedom of scheduling, but they can require more self-discipline than on-campus courses.
Some people learn best by interacting with other students and instructors. Some distance learning courses may not provide as much opportunity for this interaction as traditional classes.
Distance education courses require students to work from written directions without face-to-face instructions.
Students enrolling in Internet Courses MUST possess the ability to use the Internet and E-mail prior to the start of classes. If you can find your way around this site without help, you should have no trouble finding your way through an Internet course. If you have had help getting to this point, be sure you can find your way on your own before enrolling in an Internet course.