You enrolled in the perfect online school getting ready to earn your E Degree. What is school going to be like? What are your classes going to be like? How will you communicate with your teacher?
You probably have a lot of questions and on top of that, each school is going to be a bit different then the next one. But, here are some of the basics of what you will see when it comes to E Degree learning.
Communication is vital in the world of education. You have to be able to talk to your teachers, ask questions and get the information that you need. Some schools have their own software programs in place to allow this to happen. Others will use various other systems based on what needs they have.
Some commercial software packages that are quite common are those such as WebCT as well as Blackboard. Your school is likely to have these software programs in place and will give you the details of it. Some are completely designed software packages. Others are just simply websites that have message boards on them.
When it comes to using these programs, they are a bit different than you would think. If you went to class in a traditional setting at your local college, you would come to class at the same times as other students as well as the teacher. But, this is not what happens in the traditional E Degree program. Here, you will use an asynchronously systems. That means that students as well as your teachers will meet at different times.
Let’s say that you have to work 9 to 5 each day. Your perfect time for a class is at 7pm, when everyone is settled and you have some time to yourself. No matter what time you plan to do your coursework, you can log into the software program or even the website, if that is the method in which it is designed and simply do what needs to be done.
In this system, students as well as teachers will meet at different times. The lectures and the coursework is completed when it is convenient for you to do so. You will participate in the study at different times than your classmates.
How It Works
In a typical class at one of the better E Degree schools, you will simply start your week with an email from your teacher or instructor. The instructor will tell you what the week’s topics for discussion and learning will be as well as send out the assignments that you will need to complete. The instructor is also likely to provide you with information in the form of a short lecture. He will also add topics for your classmates and you to talk about.
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