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4 College Sophomore

Online Courses at University of Phoenix - Phoenix: Since on line courses are all that I have experienced I can not compare it to a traditional classroom setting. The workload is comfortable and not at all unmanageable. Each course has a learning team in which we have peer to peer interaction and collaboration. The learning teams are given weekly assignments and are completed with the participation of each team member. This gives a student exposure to different cultures, thoughts, ideas and backgrounds.

4 College Senior

Online Courses at University of Phoenix - Phoenix: The online set up is great. I really enjoy learning and discussing with my fellow classmates. We have online discussions that are part of our grades, so we must contribute to each others posts.

3 College Senior

Online Courses at University of Phoenix - Online: If the school had more communication, I believe that things would run a lot smoother than what they do.

3 College Senior

Online Courses at University of Phoenix - Online: Online courses can be stressful without the face to face interaction. You have to wait for emails about assignments rather than approach the professor to ask. On the other hand the courses are more flexible for time and when you actually log in to do the work.

3 College Junior

Online Courses at University of Phoenix - Atlanta: I do prefer the classroom work.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 3rd
    Best Online Course Options
  • 5th
    Best Tech Support
  • 10th
    Best Online Professor Communication

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Aida Garcia
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The e-campus arrangement is a student's choice and requires that the student focus on time management to complete the requirements for classes. Students develop a calendar of events for submitting assignments and research to draft writings. The classes are open 24/7, unlike the traditional classroom where class is only for a couple of hours. Because access to classes is 24/7, study time is a student's choice, as well. The only classes that are on a set schedule are the lab dates, but they are essentially open to the student on a 24-hour basis.

The e-campus arrangement is good for any type of student, from those that are employed to those that are unemployed. All students have the option of going to e-campus 24/7. Simply put, it is up to the student to access the class or e-campus on his or her schedule. For students who are employed, the e-campus arrangement is an invaluable asset, where students can work any shift and still be able to attend e-campus. It is also good for people returning to the workforce after an illness or absence due to disability or leave of absence. Another great aspect of an online learning experience is that you get to meet any type of student—students from all over the world studying and participating in discussions. The interaction with peers is helpful because it allows different perspectives into the classroom, with each individual heard in the student forum.

Facts & Statistics

Biggest Surprises
  • Chatting around the world!
  • It is very easy to take e-campus classes at the University of Phoenix. They have tutorials for almost every class and in addition, have a beginners' tutorial for the computer beginner in a workshop!
Required Tech Skills
Students do need to be computer literate to complete assignments and have the technical skills to do so.
Typical Online Lecture - Single Day
The student is required to read the online materials and textbooks that are the lecture material of the facilitator. Therefore, it requires the student to read the assigned chapters to answer DQs and complete assignments.
Typical Online Course - Start to Finish
A typical course is a nine-week study of two classes for full-time students and a one-course class for part-time students.
Online Testing & Grading
There are several forums for testing. There's the regular forum with the facilitator who grades the materials submitted, and the testing forum for the particular subject or class. For example, the Mathlab for mathematics.
Did You Know?
  • Academic counselors can help students with the selection of classes, and the counselor who enrolled a student into the University of Phoenix can assist him or her the first day of class so that he or she knows the e-campus arrangement.
  • Students are their own time managers and can go to school at any time of day.

Student Polls

Rate your school's online courses on the following topics    Based on 1,948 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 1,997 responses

  • 28% Applicable to the real world
  • 26% Learned a lot of new things
  • 25% Will advance my career
  • 12% Will help me switch careers
  • 7% Learned a few new things
  • 1% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 1% Waste of time

Rate your school's online course professors on the following topics    Based on 1,942 responses

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



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