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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.

Q&A: What's Missing From Online Learning?

Question: If online classes are as good as face to face classes, is there anything missing from online education that you still get more of face to face?

Q&A: How Do You Know if an Online School is Credible?

Q: Some of my friends told me that online courses are not viewed as credible (or the same) as taking land-based courses. Is this true?

Q&A: Why Are There Deadlines in Online Classes?

Q: I chose online classes because they said I could go to school "anywhere, any time" -- but I just lost 30 percent off my first essay because of when I turned it. What's up with that?

Q&A: Support for Online Students

Q: What kind of support can I expect in an online school?

Q&A: How are Online Courses Reliable

Q: What's the main difference between online classes you take at a traditional school and classes at a school specializing in online studies, or with a strong commitment to online education?

Q&A: Online Team Projects

Q: One of my friends is taking online classes. She mentioned she had to do a team project. Why would you do a team project online?

Q&A: Expressing Opinions Without Conflict

Question: How do I respectfully express my opinions without causing conflict?

Q&A: Does Grammar Matter in Online Classes?

Q: I am planning to enroll in a beginning psychology course. Will my instructor mark up my grammatical errors or just focus on the topic content in my assignments?

Q&A: How Online Teachers are Different

Q: As an online teacher, is there anything you miss about teaching in person?

Q&A: Expectations of Online Students

Question: What are the expectations when participating in an online class?