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    Online courses

    created by justjared07 143 days 13 hours 55 minutes ago

    Category: Education

    Online courses

    Good morning, everyone!

    I hope you all are having a great Thursday. I was curious how many of you have taken or plan to take online courses? What are your thoughts on them in comparison to "traditional" courses? Do you like them more, less, or the same?

    I teach an anatomy course online, and sometimes a bit challenging since it tends to be hands-on. However, I have found many useful technologies resources that help me out when it comes to discussing body organs (i.e., 3D models).

    Re: Online courses

    Hi justjared,

    I love online courses! I live in a fairly rural area (Montana) and online options afford me the convenience and flexibility that I need.

    I completed my Masters in a sort of hybrid option that was built for states with rural populations. It was an online program with a one weekend a month face-to-face meeting. It really was the best of both worlds. I was able to complete most of the course work on my time and according to my schedule. And yet, I meet with my program cohorts and class professors once a month. My cohorts came from local areas; we started the program together. The professors were flown in from the University. It was a great time for group projects, presentations and clarification. It would certainly work well for any hands-on, lab work too.

    Thanks for reading,


    Re: Online courses


    I've taken both online and traditional courses but I like online classes better because of the flexibility it offers. Even though I prefer online classes, all of my classes can't be online unfortunately because as a pre-med student, I am required to take my labs in person which makes sense and majority of the lecture portions have to be taken in person.

    I only take the classes that's out of the med school requirements online to save time and money.

    I agree with you on taking a course that requires lits of hands- on practice being challenging online and now I understand why Med school wants us to take our classes in person because we're going to be using what we learn in our professions and need hands on experience to fully understand the concepts that's being taught.

    That's a Great forum :)

    Have a wonderful day!

    - Unique