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4 College Freshman

Online Courses: Some classes are very easy while others are extremely difficult due to the certain amount of self-teaching that has to go on for you to excel. Professors and other students are very responsive and most of the time, there is no problem grouping up on a project.

College Sophomore

Online Courses: I am not taking any of the online courses given by my school.

College Freshman

Online Courses: I am not taking any online courses

5 College Junior

Online Courses: I've only taken 1 online course and it was definitely not what I expected. I thought it was going to be dull and non interactive, i was so wrong! Class was actually interesting and engaging. Professor was online every time I needed him and the video conferences really helped!

5 College Sophomore

Online Courses: The online courses are fantastic. They are easy to follow, employ lectures, video lectures, projects, etc. All the stuff a campus class would have.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 62nd
    Best Online Professor Communication
  • 171st
    Best Online Course Options
  • 806th
    Best Tech Support

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Hugh Cortney
Las Vegas
Game Design
Grad Year
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Online and on-campus classes share one similarity that keeps the online courses from being too alien: the shell. Even campus courses have an online destination or "shell" for work completion. The online courses use the exact same kind of shell. Overall, the online courses don't differ too much compared to being in the classroom. The teacher still stays active, assigning due dates, tests, and quizzes. The lectures online are essentially PowerPoint presentations of different subjects and topics.

You communicate with other students as you would in a classroom. The online classes offered at UAT remain very active and social. Since the shell is the same for either type of class, the students are still required to talk and communicate with each other as if they were in a classroom. Classes at UAT are the same genuine, fulfilling experience, whether they are online or in the classroom. Students still gain tons of insight and experience with an online class.

Facts & Statistics

Required Tech Skills
You don't have to be very tech-savvy because there is no huge difference for online or offline courses; they use the same online service or shell.
Typical Online Lecture - Single Day
Class days don't really exist online. You log on as you please; just get the work in on time!
Typical Online Course - Start to Finish
From start to finish, the online courses offered are exactly what the students make them out to be: engaging or boring and uninteresting. Most classes are still very involved and engaging.
Online Testing & Grading
Tests and quizzes are administered online. It's very similar to stuff you would do for on-campus classes.
Did You Know?
The shell (online system) is the same for online and on-campus classes.

Student Polls

Rate your school's online courses on the following topics    Based on 23 responses

Very poor
  • 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 25 responses

  • 29% Learned a lot of new things
  • 27% Applicable to the real world
  • 22% Will advance my career
  • 10% Learned a few new things
  • 6% Will help me switch careers
  • 4% Waste of time
  • 2% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know

Rate your school's online course professors on the following topics    Based on 23 responses

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