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Is Distance Learning Right for Me?

Is Distance Learning Right for Me?As with all distance learning classes, good time-management skills, motivation and self-discipline are required for online learning. It is also essential for students to take initiative and communicate with their instructor when they have questions. 

While online courses can provide more flexibility than traditional face-to-face courses, they are not the best option for everyone. Students who are considering an online course should review the information provided below. The following links will help guide you in making a knowledgeable decision regarding if and how to take online courses.

To help you make the right decision about enrolling in an online course, the Student Online Readiness Tool (SORT) is available for you to rate yourself in each of several topic areas. (SORT tool may be used courtesy of the University System of Georgia.)

Visit the Learning Style Web page for tools to help you evaluate your learning preferences. (Learning Style Web page used with permission: Copyright © 1991 North Carolina State University (Authored by Richard M. Felder and Barbara A. Soloman). Reprinted by permission of North Carolina State University.)

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