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Ask an Online Teacher

Have questions about online schools? Fire away. You can also read our archived answers from similar queries. Our experts answer all reader questions promptly and thoroughly.

Meet Our Experts
Dr. Beverly A. Browning

An online instructor who teaches over 1,000 students annually, Dr. Browning is a former faculty member at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management as well as a member of the American Association of Grant Professionals.

Greg Beatty

With over twenty years of experience in higher education as well as a PhD in English from the University of Iowa, Mr. Beatty has taught in the traditional classroom, correspondence courses, online courses, and hybrid courses. He's also served on a range of committees and college advisory boards, and as an area chair for humanities.

Christi Wilson

Christi Wilson is a credentialed teacher in the Northern Nevada. She has taught K-12 education online and has 11 years of classroom teaching experience possessing a master’s degree in education leadership

Jan Bone

Jan teaches online courses for Harper College and traditional courses for Roosevelt University, and has been teaching in higher education for 20 years. She's also written seven books in a career series for young adults, and numerous articles. Jan has the MBA in marketing and the Master of Arts in Training and Development (MATD) degree with a concentration in e-learning. Her bachelor's degree is from Cornell University.

Carolyn Buchanan

Carolyn Rogalsky-Buchanan has worked with educators in developing online content for elementary and middle school students. As a journalist who covers parenting and education issues, she has followed the evolution of this increasingly popular education strategy, and has firsthand knowledge of its successes, as well as its challenges.

Popular Q & As

Q&A: I’m considering allowing my high school student to attend online school, but I'm concerned if cheating is an issue.

Question: I’m considering allowing my high school student to attend online school, but I'm concerned if cheating is an issue.

Q&A: My child has been attending online schooling for the past year. How can I make the transition back to public school easy for my child?

Question: My child has been attending online schooling for the past year. How can I make the transition back to public school easy for my child?

Q&A: What is the most common reason students might struggle with online schooling?

Question: What is the most common reason students might struggle with online schooling?

Q&A: How will online school work for my child since both his father and I work full time?

Question: How will online school work for my child when both his father and I work full time?

Q&A: How do I know if my son is learning in his third-grade online classroom?

Question: How do I know if my son is learning in his third-grade online classroom?

Q&A: If my child isn't excelling in a brick-and-mortar school, would attending an online school be the right solution?

Question: If my child isn't excelling in a brick-and-mortar school, would attending an online school be the right solution?

Q&A: How Long Do Students Have to Drop a Course After It Begins?

Question: How long do students have to drop a course after it begins?

Q&A: How Can Students Socialize While Attending Online School?

Question: How can my student socialize while attending an online school?

Q&A: What Is Early Registration?

Question: What is the difference between registration and early registration?

Q&A: Can Online Students Take Vacations?

Question: Every year my family takes a vacation and we are gone for a week. I'm scheduled to take a course, but I don't know if I'll have Internet access. What should I do?