Q: What exactly do you mean by “online”?
Online education is booming. Classes range from asynchronous single classes to a synchronous full time education. Some classes have frequent teacher interaction and some have very little and some have none. Most are accredited, but not all. Any content delivered online could be helpful to your education.
Q: Does this apply to high school or college classes?
High school, college, and dual enrollment students all take advantage of online learning.
Q: Why are you an expert?
I started by working with a homeschool high school group in 2008 and have worked with students who have taken online classes for several years. I use my college consulting background along with almost 10 years of experience as a means to analyze online programs.
Q: How do I know what is a good online program?
It really goes back to fit and what you’re looking for.
Q: Do you work directly with any online schools.
No, I am completely independent. I do have more experience with students in some programs and, with the now tens of thousands of classes available, I do not know everything about every program. I will answer to the best of my ability.
Q: Do online classes count?
Most do count for credit, but a lot depends on the school who is accepting the credit. Sometimes taking a class even without credit can be beneficial.