Are you right for online learning?
Many students make the mistake of assuming that an online class will be easier than one taken in a traditional classroom. Often times online classes are more demanding of students’ time because more material is assigned and available to ensure that all students are exposed to material in the ways that they learn.
Not every student succeeds with this type of learning. Some questions that potential online students should ask: Can I learn independently? Am I organized with my time? Am I computer savvy? What is my level of reading comprehension? Do I enjoy working alone? Am I disciplined enough to be successful?
If you are a good candidate, you will enjoy these benefits:
- Schedule flexibility: Students can access their course at any time, from nearly anywhere they can log on. Students only need a computer and Internet access to take online classes.
- Students can work ahead: If the material is easily mastered, students may move through the material more quickly. Students can also work to accommodate certain upcoming time constraints.
- Students can slow the pace: If students find a particular area difficult to understand students can slow the pace of the assignments, taking time to fully grasp the concept. Also, students can spend more time on subject areas that capture their attention or imagination.
- Students can block schedule: Students can complete several lessons in one subject in a day. This allows the student to delve more deeply into a topic they find fascinating or stay with the subject if they’ve hit a study groove and everything is clicking.
Although full-time online learning requires greater independence than traditional schooling, JOLT program instructors can be reached in a variety of ways and are available for touch point assistance when you need them. Additionally, JOLT program instructors and parents will monitor students’ progress to ensure that they remain on track for each course.
“I feel he thrives more and likes learning more this way and he feels the same.” Parent of JOLT student