It seems you can do virtually anything on the Internet these days. Want to read a newspaper? Find one on the Internet. Want to to check movie listings for your local theater? Head to the Internet! Well, recently, online college has become a hot subject among those looking for an alternate way to increase their education. But, the question remains: Does online college offer the same quality education that on-campus college does? If you’ve had your doubts on this subject, you’re not alone. I have too! But, I’m here to give you some answers–some answers from someone who’s actually attending school online as we speak! Yes, I, myself, am an online college student and I have some news for you. Online college does not lack educational quality–in fact, I’ve found it to be even more beneficial than on-campus attendance.
There is nothing wrong with on-campus attendance (my two years attending college on-campus was satisfactory); but, in my experience, online studies draw the mind of the student into the course material more deeply. For example, online college students must write about everything they learn. Oral discussion is not enough (or always possible because of the online scenario). Because writing is such a priority, course material lodges itself into the brain. Hence, knowledge is not only acquired, but it is also stored in the file cabinets of the mind. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to graduate from college with only a certificate to show for it. In contrast, I want to walk away from college knowing that what I have learned will stay with me–that it will benefit me throughout my life! Am I passionate about online college? Yes. Indeed, I am.