Online Classes & Distance Learning Work?
While many classes vary in
terms of exactly what components are required for online classes, the
majority will use one or more of the following:
- online chats (web interface
- web page access
- submitting assignments online
- message boards
Very rarely will you be required
to install any programs or applications, with the possible exception of
some computer training courses where you may be required to install a
Web design program or a graphics program.other than that, if you have
e-mail program and access to Internet browser (which you must have if
you are reading this) you should not have any problems.
If you are required to install
IRC, your instructor will likely give you detailed instructions on how
exactly to do this and which client here she would like you to use.
Once the class starts, your
instructor will let you know exactly how the class will be running, such
as this your attendance is required in an online chat, or if you must
participate in any forums.
Many students find online classes
much easier and convenience than attending classes at a school or university.
And even many of those classes are also moving towards requiring students
to have e-mail and web page access.