Online education provides students with a new way to access higher education. Online degree programs allow students to take courses with flexible scheduling and to access programs that may not be offered at local colleges or universities. For people who work during the day, online courses may be the only option to further their education. Online colleges works very similar to traditional colleges; except for the fact that courses are taken over the internet.
Most online colleges have an educational portal where students access lectures and download assignments and handouts. To foster student-teacher and student-student interactions, most online programs require a minimum amount of participation in online chat sessions. For lectures, some courses have set times that students must attend, while other courses have flexible scheduling where students can download the lectures and study on their own time. In online education, exam types also vary by course and teacher. Some teachers allow students to complete exams by a specific date, while others require students to log into the portal and take tests at specific times. If the online college also has a campus in Florida, some courses allow students to access teachers on campus as well.
Even if you live in a city with multiple college options like Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando or Tampa, colleges with online degree programs may still be a great option for you. Browse our list of local and national online colleges below. To speak with an admissions counselor, click the request information button. Several good questions to ask an admissions counselor include the different program choices available, how do students access classes and coursework and how do students interact with teachers and fellow classmates.
Accreditations and affiliations: when speaking with an admissions counselor be sure to ask about the types of accreditations and affiliations the school has completed.
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