Online Courses

Location
Indianapolis, IN
Undergrads
37,662
Tuition (in-state)
$7,302 ($3,455)
Branch Campus Of
Ivy Tech Community College
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5 College Sophomore

Online Courses: One of the greatest experience I have with online course vs traditional is that people have to take turns talking vs just speaking out of hand, My education isn't being interrupted by the class-clown.

3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: the online courses are not working for me i would have to be in the class room face to face looking to whom is teaching.

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College Senior

Online Courses: I haven't took an online course

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3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: I have only taken one online class and it wasn't a class I was happy about taking. I thought the class was useless but I was impressed with how organized it was. It was very easy to understand how to submit materials and where course resources were.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Online Courses: manage your own time, save money on gas, in home

1 person found this useful Report
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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 645th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 876th
    Best Online Professor Communication
  • 1037th
    Best Tech Support

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ciara Wolff
Hometown
Carmel
Major
English and Communications
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Online courses are great. You get to take the class on your own time when it is convenient for you. However, at first, taking an online course on Blackboard can be a bit confusing.

Students should take the online orientation course before they begin their main classes over the Internet. Also, they should be sure they are independent workers with enough time to devote to the courses. To complete online classes, students need to be able to push themselves and stay on track.

Facts & Statistics

Biggest Surprises
The school website can be disorganized.
Required Tech Skills
Students need to know how to use a computer, the Internet, and send attachments via email.
Typical Online Lecture - Single Day
A typical online class involves reading chapters, watching PowerPoint presentations, participating in online discussions, and being assigned projects. Teachers will go over previous homework and preview future assignments. Usually, you have two days to finish the homework.
Typical Online Course - Start to Finish
A typical online course involves reading books, participating in online discussions with other students, and having a few major projects over the semester. The average class size is between 15 and 20 students. Students will generally have a final at the end of the term.
Online Testing & Grading
Online testing and grading are about the same as regular courses. The grading works on the A, B, C, D, and F scales. Tests are online and timed.
Did You Know?
  • Ivy Tech has 350 classes online and 12 online degree programs.
  • Blackboard is an online interface where you can view assignments, talk to your teachers, and see your grades. If you take any online classes, you will take them through Blackboard. Blackboard is a great place to submit projects, contact professors, and view your progress in your classes.

Student Polls

Rate your school's online courses on the following topics    Based on 123 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Appropriate class sizes
  • Course availability
  • Section/class availability
  • Convenience
  • Course management system (submitting assignments, viewing grades, etc.)
  • Discussion/interaction with other students
  • Manageability of workload
  • Tutoring assistance
  • Tech support
  • User-friendly technology

Which statement(s) best describes the quality of your online courses?    Based on 126 responses

  • 31% Applicable to the real world
  • 20% Learned a lot of new things
  • 19% Will advance my career
  • 16% Learned a few new things
  • 7% Will help me switch careers
  • 4% Waste of time
  • 3% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know

Rate your school's online course professors on the following topics    Based on 124 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interaction with students
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
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