Preparing for a Distance Learning Course
Distance learning provides access to education through a network of various technologies. You will interact with your instructor and fellow students at a distance without having to be physically present in the same location.
Distance learning classes (Course Listing) will give you more scheduling flexibility and convenience. This will require a higher level of self-discipline and motivation from you. Communication with your instructor is essential. Contact your instructor about any concerns or questions you may have prior to the start of instruction and at anytime throughout the course.
To help you decide if distance education is right for you, there are several questions you should ask yourself before enrolling in a distance learning course:
- Do I like learning on a computer or by television?
- Am I comfortable with using technology?
- Am I self-disciplined enough to follow lessons on my own?
- Will I be comfortable if I don't see the instructor in person?
- Do I have good study habits?
The DE Self-Assessment will help you answer the questions listed above.
Keep in mind that distance education classes will:
- Take as much time as regular classes.
- May require some on-campus time for orientations, review sessions, and exams.