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Are Online Classes Really that Scary?

Even though online courses could help you further your education and advance your career, are you a little scared of them? You’re not alone! A lot of people are intimidated by online learning because it’s unfamiliar.

If you’re like most people, your educational experience was probably pretty traditional. A teacher stood up in front of a classroom and presented a whiteboard lecture, supplemented by lessons you learned from books, videos, projects and homework. Even if that type of learning wasn’t exactly your type of learning, you went through it because you had no choice. But now you do! And there’s no reason to be afraid of online courses. More than 5 million people take them every year.1 Are you ready to join them? Here’s why you shouldn’t be afraid:

The technology is easy. Even if you’re not a computer wizard, you can learn online. Programs and portals are more user friendly than ever and you can access IT help from the convenience of your own home. Charter College even offers a live chat feature for technical support. If you have questions, we’ve got answers.

There’s a real person behind that technology. At Charter College, our online instructors do everything they can to reach out to you to make you feel at ease in your new learning environment. They’ll get to know you, answer your questions, and help you overcome your unique challenges and find success.

You’re not alone. Whether you attend lectures in the wee hours of the morning or complete assignments in the middle of the night, your online experience can still be fun and interactive. Digital forums allow you to share your ideas, insight, and knowledge with your online classmates through postings and projects. You’ve got people!

You’ll have resources. Online courses offer virtual libraries that contain thousands of resources available to you at the click of a mouse. Whether you’re completing an assignment from an online text, or writing a paper that requires research, you can conduct it all online.

And extra help. If you think you’ll have no human contact with an online education, think again! In addition to using email, online portals, and skype, you could also choose an online with on-campus support program. When you need some face-to-face, in-person assistance, you’ve got it.

Charter College offers online programs with on-campus support. Check out our programs in business, healthcare, information technology, and some of the trades to see just what you can learn from the convenience of your own home. Call us at 888-200-9942 to learn more now.

 

1 https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=80