Online Learning 101
Online Learning 101 helps you find the programs you want and the schools you need, to help attain your career goals. Online Learning 101 isn't just about online programs, but campus-based programs as well. After all, you need to do what is right for you.
There are many factors to consider when you are thinking about obtaining a degree, upgrading your skills or taking courses for self-interest. Do your homework! And not just for your chosen program, but also really, deeply research all relevant programs before making your decision.
Consider, do you really have the discipline to self-manage your studying time? This is one of the hardest parts of online learning programs. Some people are easily swayed by offers from friends or work commitments; first they miss one week, then two weeks and then they end up scrapping the whole program. Are you able to identify free time that you can devote to studying?
If you don’t think you have the self-discipline to study on your own, you might want to consider full-time or part-time on-campus programs, night classes or even weekend classes. With a busy schedule it can be a nightmare trying to shuffle everything in, but at least if someone is teaching the class, you might be more motivated to show up. Plus, you get the advantage of meeting people with similar interests, and you’ll be able to discuss the course and job prospects with others who are in your situation. Online Learning 101 has an easy-to-use search box for free information about online learning programs and campus locations that are nearest to your home. Look at both options before you decide, to ensure you make the right decision for your needs and goals.
What about the cost of using online learning programs versus on-campus locations? On-campus may include extra costs such as parking fees, gas to get there, etc; but online learning may mean you’ll need to buy equipment that is usually included in campus labs. Looking at all of your options will allow you to budget for what you can afford. Online Learning 101 also has information about grants, scholarships, student loans, text books and handy lists of things you need to get moving in the right direction.
Not sure you know what program you want to take? Scroll through the list of schools by program to get an idea of what is out there and find out what you need to apply. It’s the first step in furthering your education and achieving your goals.
What you’ll find at Online Learning 101
|Our directory of online degree programs has background information on your degree of choice, aspects of acquiring that degree online, information on universities offering online degrees and extensive background information about the career of your choosing.||Our directory of test preparation resources offers extensive introductions to many entrance exams and other tests, including the ACT, SAT and GRE all the way to the LSAT, MCAT and GMAT. We give you some (we think) pretty good test preparation strategies and insider information, broken down into sections. We also have other advice about general test preparation and how to go about choosing test preparation materials.||Our directory of language schools tells you everything you might want to know about learning another language, ESL, teaching ESL, and career outlook and opportunities for translators and interpreters. We also tell you what you will need to know to learn French, Spanish, Portuguese and other languages.|