After attending online classes for several years, I have learned that the online environment is not for everyone. Unfortunately, some people either have unrealistic expectations, or they think taking online classes is the "easy" route. Although you might not have to sit in class all day, you still have to read your textbooks, write papers, have virtual discussions with classmates and professors, and even participate in the occasional group project.
In many ways, online college courses are more difficult than their traditional counterparts. Are you comfortable using computers? Are you a self-starter? Is interacting with other students (in the traditional sense) important to you? Although you might not have the answer to all of these questions right now, it may help to know that numerous online colleges and universities afford students the opportunity to "take a test drive" before enrolling in their online program.
Benefits of online course demos
In addition to providing online demos, several colleges and universities also allow you to preview course syllabi, and some even allow you to view sample lectures.
Here are just a few of the colleges and universities offering Online Course Demos:
Joy Miller is an educational writer for http://www.online-college-blog.com, a free online resource written by students, for students. Find information such as online course demos, online college reviews, and an online learning assessment quiz, as well as other valuable articles geared specifically for students desiring an online degree.