The Convenience of Online Courses

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The Convenience of Online Courses

I wish online courses would have been offered in 1998. I would have graduated by now! On the first day of school paper syllabus were handed out. Some instructors discussed attendance requirements and went over the syllabus on the first day. Other instructors briefly explained the course and let the students go after passing out the syllabus. In 1998 there was no option to take online courses and the internet was mainly a research resource. Since the year 2000 community colleges’ have become more technically advanced, making it easier for me to succeed!

When I started back to school last semester, I was caught by surprise. On my first day the instructors didn’t pass out a paper syllabus? I was surprised when everything discussed was linked to the PAL portal. You need more information here. What did you learn? Did the instructor explain why he/she provided that instruction? Actually, I was close to lost and it took me a few weeks to get accustomed to it. Again, you need more information here. This is not developed sufficiently. Once, I figured out how to use the PAL portal everything started to fall into place for me.

Now, we are so technically advanced the instructors can start teaching on the first day. The first week is not wasted with discussions on attendance, grades, or the syllabus. Describe a course where this was different. How did it go? What did you cover instead, and how did that enhance your experience? BE SPECIFIC. Basically, all questions can be answered online. Even though you might not be taking online courses? You can resort to the website for almost everything.

It is so nice to have the option to take online classes or classes in person. Students attending community college come from all walks of life. The option to choose online or in person...
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