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5 College Sophomore

Online Courses: Online class is different from classroom because theres no specific time to be in class and as long as you submitting your work in time each week and posting on the discussion you are ok. Theres still options where u can interact with students, the professor and look up different sources to help you in case of struggle.

4 College Sophomore

Online Courses: Technically, I prefer the online classes as oppose to the traditional class. In a traditional classroom setting, I tend to get stage freight being in front of a class or being called upon by the instructor to answer a question. With the online class no one can see me. I also like that online classes cater to my needs. If I'm not able to attend class, I don't get penalized for it by being marked absent. Finally, I like the fact of working on my own and not having to work in groups to complete projects. Reason, you have to deal with different attitudes and moods. Example, I don't have to feel threatened by anyone that may not like me or judge me because of my race, sex, or living status.

5 College Student

Online Courses: It help me a lot and the courses are not that difficult and you can learn from mistakes from the intellipath.

4 College Senior

Online Courses: Online courses are simple and more flexible than traditional classrooms in which you hear a lecture and take notes. It's amazing in the sense that all topics are recorded and can be reviewed as many times as a student needs and there isn't a time limit on the lecture or what exactly the professor has the time to get out. It also allows students to easily be able to take their school with them where ever they need or want to go, as many individuals have kids or full time jobs.

4 College Junior

Online Courses: Online classes are great for people with full time jobs and family. It's hard to get off and get hours you need at work when you have to be in a classroom.

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At American Intercontinental University Online, most students are happily suprised with their ability to navigate through the school Web site and find that the various resources are very user-friendly. The faculty, students, and advisors are all accessible at the click of a button. There is a vertical box on the right side of your screen that shows by color who is on the school Web site at the time, and clicking on their name will immediately open a live instant message (IM) box. These IM conversations also feature the ability to invite multiple people to a chat. It's a great way to meet new friends and peers.

AIU Online offers undergraduate and graduate programs at a flexible pace, so students can hold jobs while in class.  Degree programs are offered in business, criminal justice, design, education, information technology, and more. There is an extensive school library, free tutoring services (if requested), multimedia presentations for each course, various clubs, and even a Support Department that provides immediate aid for AIU Online students.   

Facts & Statistics

Biggest Surprises
  • Almost all AIU Online students think it is very easy to navigate throughout the school Web site.
  • Attending class is not required!
Required Tech Skills
Computer and Internet access is a definite requirement, as all work is done on the school Web site. Students must be able to use a keyboard, mouse, and complete average Web navigation. Owning or having access to a printer is a bonus, but not a requirement.
Typical Online Lecture - Single Day
In a typical lecture, the instructor and students all type in a live chat session. Using multimedia links, the instructor can speak over a microphone as well. The instructors hosting these live chats make use of various visual aid resources such as Microsoft PowerPoint, video clips, and their own actual handwriting, all of which are recorded and accessible anytime.
Typical Online Course - Start to Finish
An AIU Online course is exactly five weeks long, starting on a Monday morning at 12 a.m. CST and ending on a Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. CST. Every week, except during group week, there are two assignments: a discussion board where students respond to instructor prompts, and an individual project.
Online Testing & Grading
Testing is a rarity at AIU Online, so most grades are determined by class activities. Most classes have a standard grading system based on a 100-point scale, and letter grades drop every ten percentage points. For instance, a student needs to score better than 90 percent on an assignment to receive an A.
Did You Know?
  • Students can take a single test to complete a five week course!
  • All completed work, grades, and class chats are recorded and available anytime.
  • Class loads can be set up to include one or two classes at a time.
  • Microsoft Word 2007 Enterprise is sent to students to help them complete their schoolwork.

Student Polls

Rate your school's online courses on the following topics    Based on 276 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 293 responses

  • 28% Applicable to the real world
  • 26% Learned a lot of new things
  • 26% Will advance my career
  • 12% Will help me switch careers
  • 6% Learned a few new things
  • 0% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 0% Waste of time

Rate your school's online course professors on the following topics    Based on 274 responses

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



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