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3 College Senior

Online Courses: I have not taken many online courses.

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Online Courses: I don't really know about online courses because I never try to take any .

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Online Courses: I have not taken an online class

3 College Senior

Online Courses: Very convenient online classes. Homeworks can be a little overwhelming but I understand that it is an online class

4 College Senior

Online Courses: Online courses are very convenient. Sometimes online courses can be self-taught, but that depends on the teacher. I have had teachers who contact students everyday and help them through the course, and I have had teachers who rely solely on the online programs and tell students to read the book and then take tests. Some online teachers require discussions between the class, which makes it feel like we are having a discussion in a regular classroom.

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The online classes at Atlantic Cape are very student-oriented. Students often rely on one another when completing assignments, and courses can sometimes become more of a peer learning session than an actual college class if the professor is not involved. Many times, the professors are there through email to answer questions and to discuss issues with students, but are otherwise nonexistent.

Online courses are a great way to earn credits "on the go," but it is not as easy to take a course on a complicated subject, such as math, as it is to complete an English assignment. The courses themselves are very simple and easy to navigate and are a good option for students that must complete Atlantic Cape Community College core requirements, such as history, that may not relate to their majors. Class assignments for most of ACCC online courses are set up in a schedule that says when specific assignments are due, and some professors use other online systems besides Blackboard (the Atlantic Cape online classroom website), such as turnitin.com, to recieve assignments and to check for plagarism.

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Required Tech Skills
Taking an online class at ACCC requires only basic computer skills. Instructions for classes are explained in the course and are very simple to follow.
Typical Online Lecture - Single Day
The professor gives instructions and information, and it is up to the student to view and participate in lectures. Lectures include group discussion and related activities.
Typical Online Course - Start to Finish
A typical course lasts around three hours, with a medium workload, group discussion, and an occasional testing day or project presentation. The typical online course is fairly simple to navigate, although the classes sometimes become more of a peer-to-peer session than a set of students being taught by a professor.
Online Testing & Grading
Many online tests are open book, and some can be completed in groups, depending on the professor. Grading is done based on whether a student submits work on time, in addition to the work being complete and acceptable. Most of the grades are usually tests, with some additional assignments, such as papers.
Did You Know?
Online courses are a great way to gain extra college credits without worrying about fitting another class time into a busy schedule.

Student Polls

Rate your school's online courses on the following topics    Based on 30 responses

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  • 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 38 responses

  • 23% Applicable to the real world
  • 23% Learned a few new things
  • 22% Learned a lot of new things
  • 11% Will advance my career
  • 11% Haven't learned anything I didn't already know
  • 6% Will help me switch careers
  • 3% Waste of time

Rate your school's online course professors on the following topics    Based on 30 responses

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