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Q&A: How Do Online Teachers Monitor Attendance?

Question: How do online teachers monitor attendance?

Q&A: Online Learning for ESL Students

Question: I'm starting an online program in about a week, but my English skills are below average. Can I still be successful in an online school setting?

Q&A: Why Do Online Schools Make Students Take an Introductory Course?

Question: Why do most schools make online students take an introductory course when they start?

Q&A: Cyberbullying

Question: What do I do if my child is bullied while participating in online school?

Q&A: How Can I Make the Transition to Online Schooling Easier for My Child?

Question: How can I make the transition to online schooling easy for my child?

Q&A: Can I Take Online Classes to Catch Up on Credits?

Question: I was on schedule to graduate this year but due to illnesses both this year and last, I have become about a year-and-a-half worth of credits behind in school. Will I be able to catch up by enrolling in online courses?

Q&A: Help! I'm Failing an Online Course

Question: What do I do if I'm failing my online class?

Q&A: What Is a Hybrid Course?

Question: What are hybrid courses?

Q&A: How Long Is a Typical Online School Day?

Question: Since my son won't be taking time out for recess, lunch and all the other activities associated with a traditional school day, can I expect his day of online learning to be shorter than a full day at a regular institution?

Q&A: Can I Use My Online Instructor as a Reference?

Question: Can I use my online instructor as a personal or professional reference?