How do online classes work?
How Does it Work?
Online education means that you complete your work within a specific timeframe. While there will be deadlines and due dates, you’re largely on your own when it comes to setting up a study schedule, a format that works well for some but creates trouble for those prone to procrastination. Each week there are a number of required assignments and weekly self-reporting of your active participation. Engagement with classmates and your instructor will take place on-line.
Most online classes have specific start and end dates and attendance (log on) requirements. Some classes require online students to attend a specified number of on-ground classes. While enrolled in classes, students and instructors interact online using a variety of tools including:
- Discussion forums
- Chat rooms