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5 College Freshman

Online Courses: The classes and work are the right amount and are not overwhelming

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5 College Junior

Online Courses: More interaction with students and professor and with everyone voicing their opinions.

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4 College Junior

Online Courses: Lost University is know for there online classes and we have over 1,000 students online.

5 College Senior

Online Courses: Everything was laid out very nicely and everything was easily accessible.

3 Recent Alumnus

Online Courses: I enjoyed the one online course I took. It was very interactive and I surprisingly learned a lot from the online professor.

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Students can earn their associate, Bachelor's, or Master's degree entirely online at Post University. The school offers online degrees and professional certificates in accounting, biology, business administration, child studies, computer informational systems, criminal justice, legal studies, management for registered nurses, and sport management. Online students say  that the convenience and flexibility of the virtual classroom is what makes continuing education possible for many working professionals with family committments. Discipline is the key to success in this type of learning environment. One negative aspect of the online class format is the lack of face-to-face interaction with the instructor, which helps some students to better understand the materials.

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Typical Online Lecture - Single Day
A typical online class lecture is usually a condensed version of the chapter's key points and can include a PowerPoint presentation or other related links. The group interaction in the online class entails a discussion assignment that typically has a mid-week deadline. Actively participating in the discussion board is a requirement for all of the online classes offered at Post University. Each online class has one or two weekly discussion questions that students must post answers to in the online forum. In addition to posting an answer to each discussion question, students are typically required to respond to at least two other discussion posts. The discussion assignment equates to a portion of the final grade so it is very important to complete in its entirety.
Typical Online Course - Start to Finish
The online workload at Post University is very challenging as the curriculum is condensed to eight-week modules. A midterm exam or research project, as well as a final exam and a final research paper, are the usual requirements for each online class. Online students access their courses via Blackboard. Tech support is readily available to assist each student if the need arises.
Did You Know?
Online students say that they develop an excellent foundation in research writing abilities though Post University's writing across the curriculum.

Student Polls

Rate your school's online courses on the following topics    Based on 93 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 101 responses

  • 29% Applicable to the real world
  • 26% Will advance my career
  • 25% Learned a lot of new things
  • 9% Learned a few new things
  • 8% Will help me switch careers
  • 2% 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 93 responses

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