Ask an Online Teacher

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Q&A: How Online Learning Is Different

Question: I'm new to online education. Does studying online change the educational experience in any way I might not expect?

Q&A: Important to Read Online

Question: What's the most common mistake online students make?

Q&A: Quality of Online Courses

Question: I'm thinking about going to school online. Is there a way to make sure the program I'm looking at is a good one?

Q&A: Class size in an online college course

Question: How many students are typically in an online course?

Q&A: Do online programs have tutoring assistance?

Question: Do online programs have tutoring assistance?

Q&A: Dangerous trends in online education

Question: Are there any potentially dangerous trends in online education? Something teachers and students should be aware of?

Q&A: How do you prevent cheating in online classes?

Question: It seems like it would be pretty easy to cheat online. I mean, the teacher has never seen you. How do they know that you're really the one writing the papers or taking the tests?

Q&A: Questioning a grade in an online class

Question: I'm taking online courses from a college in another state. In one of my courses, I got a grade I don't think was fair. How can I complain if I've never spoken to or seen my instructor?

Q&A: Do online classes require more work?

Question: I've heard there is more work in online classes than in on-ground classes. Is this true?

Q&A: What should online students do differently

Question: As an online teacher, what do you wish online students did differently?