(Closed) Classes online or at campus?

posted 6 years ago in College
  • poll: Online or at campus?
    Online : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Campus : (40 votes)
    87 %
  • Post # 3
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    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 # 5
    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
    3220 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    In my experience (and I work in education), employers look much more favorably on campus classes instead of online courses.

    Post # 9
    3799 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    12973 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    2401 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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
    1052 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

    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
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    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.

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