Post # 1
I don’t know if I should go to school online or at the campus. I want to get my degree in early childhood education. I also just got a job and they have me mainly working afternoons and nights. My grandma will be paying for it and she said it’s up to me. I’m leaning towards taking classes online but I’m just worried that if I don’t understand something the teacher won’t be there to help me. Any advice would be helpful.
Post # 3
Are these your first college courses? If that’s the case, definitely go classroom. The experience is great. I’ve taken both. I felt like with the online course it was all about memorizing but the classroom course was more about having a learning experience.
Post # 4
@AlwaysSunny: These wouldn’t be my first college courses
Post # 5
If you can go to the classes on campus, I would highly recommend that. People think taking online classes is easy but I so much prefer in person classes because you get so much more out of it. Not to mention if you need help or have questions it is a lot easier to talk to your professor in person for explanations. I also think the experience is worth it. Can you do your whole program online? Many schools only have certain classes online and not a specialized program like education. Also, online classes are becoming very popular and acceptable, but many employers still prefer applicants who physically went to classes on campus, in my experience.
Post # 6
In my experience (and I work in education), employers look much more favorably on campus classes instead of online courses.
Post # 7
@BlondeMissMolly: I could do the whole program online to get my degree or I could go on campus to get ot.
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Post # 9
I went the campus route for graduate school and I’m glad I did. I enjoy the lectures and I am more motivated since I have to physically GO to school. My friend is doing a similar program online and she said that it is very hard to stay focused and motivated. (since she can go on FB and shop online while the teacher is lecturing through the video)
Post # 10
Definitely go in the classroom. When you have to go sit in a lecture, you pay attention better and will actually learn more (generally). I find that I slack a lot more in online classes, do the bare minimum to get by, and have no interaction with professors or other students.
Post # 11
If you are going in to early childhood, I would recommend on campus so you can get experience with children. Make sure your program offers hands on experience as it will be almost essential in getting a job in the field.
Also, make sure you school is non-profit and accredited. Employers do not look favorably on schools like Phoenix, Westwood, etc.
Post # 12
I agree with others – I personally have found that I gained a lot more from taking courses on campus. And with the type of program you are looking at, you would likely benefit much more with the hands on experience.
Post # 13
I would prefer campus as a way to motivate myself to actually study and attend class. I tend to learn more by actually doing, rather then just seeing. I also like to meet people.
Post # 14
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I agree, my students get much more out of lectures and sessions when they are there in person. It hold their attention more and increases accountability. Then, they can ask questions to me and their peers too.
Post # 15
I say on campus. I did most of my BS on campus but did take a couple online classes and let me tell you it is much harder to keep up with work and be accountable and motivated in online classes. Having to attend lectures in person forced me to go to class and keep up. If you are really disciplined online could work, but I think it takes more commitment.
Post # 16
I have done both for my A.A.S in Human Services degree and I find classroom classes to be much easier. However, if you have to work a lot and are a very motivated person and won’t procrastinate you can probably do fine in online classes. A lot of people that I know and went to school with argee that online classes are just harder.