Ask an Online Teacher

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Q&A: What is an Incomplete Grade?

Question: I have a friend who asked for an 'incomplete' in her online class. What does this mean?

Q&A: What's Hard About Teaching Online?

Question: You've been teaching online for a while. What's hard about online teaching (that isn't hard about teaching in the classroom)?

Q&A: Can I Request a Specific Teacher Online?

Question: I have a friend who has taken classes at an online school that I am planning to attend. Can I request a specific teacher?

Q&A: How Much Time Does An Online Class Take?

Question: How much time do online classes take?

Q&A: Are There Online Internships?

Question: I am thinking of doing my graduate program online. Do online schools offer internships or practicums? If so, how does this work?

Q&A: Do Online Schools Accomodate Students with Disabilities?

Question: Do online schools make accommodations for students with disabilities? If so, what types of accommodations are available?

Q&A: Online Classroom Discussions

Question: I like classroom discussions. Do you have those online, and do they work?

Q&A: Why Did My Online Teacher Seem Rude?

Question: A friend of mine who's taking an online class said that her teacher is really rude when she asks questions. She also said that this isn't the first time it's happened. Is this common with online teachers?

Q&A: Who Can Attend Online School?

Question: Who can attend online school? What if I just want to take a few classes or change my mind and want to get a bachelor's degree?

Q&A: How Online Classes are Similar to Ground Classes

Question: What's the difference between an on-ground (face-to-face) course and an online course?