From mathematics to English, many classes are offered online at Union County College. A typical online class requires students to log on for lectures and instruction, and to complete a set of homework assignments before a due date. Testing, however, is either timed and done online or done at the College itself to prevent less-than-ethical actions, such as cheating. You only need basic computer knowledge to be able to take an online course. It is as simple as logging on to the online system and doing homework.
One issue is that there is a disconnect between students and teachers because of the lack of physical interaction. Some students find it difficult to learn a topic or stay focused outside of the classroom setting. The teachers try the best they can to be helpful, but there is only so much a person can do with limited resources and interaction. Student-to-student interaction is minimal at best during online courses. This lack of socialization could possibly be a reason why some students choose online classes. Some people have a better learning experience when they are alone and able to concentrate. Overall, taking an online class is worth your time and should be an enjoyable experience.