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DISTANCE EDUCATION IS DE FOR ME?

Is Online Learning Right for Me?
Online learning is a great choice for many people, particularly those with full-time employment and family obligations. If you are interested in earning an East Carolina University degree or certificate, but commuting to campus is not an option or if traditional college classes do not fit into your busy schedule, then online learning might be right for you!

Succeeding as an Online Student
A successful online student taking Internet courses learns to…

  • Be comfortable using technology, computers and navigating the Internet.
  • Manage time well.
  • Be self-disciplined and avoid procrastinating.
  • Invest 6-9 hours each week on each course.
  • Be very organized.
  • Enjoy working independently.
  • Follow written instructions carefully.
  • Actively participate, share ideas and ask questions in online discussions.
  • Be flexible and open-minded about the online experience.

Online courses offer a large degree of convenience and flexibility, but it’s important to note that these courses require the same level of commitment and effort as attending a class on campus.