Monday, October 29, 2012

Online Education FAQs

Online education is a great way for working people to earn their degrees. You can study, take tests, and submit assignments any time during the day. This ensures that you have minimal disruption to your work commitments.
One of the most frequently asked questions surrounding online education is, "Do I need a really fast internet connection". Thankfully, the answer in most cases is no. Of course, this will vary slightly depending on the program and program materials.
If you are taking a class that has you submit assignments or take tests online, then they will typically want you to have something other than dial-up service, however. Some programs have timed tests, and dial-up service can cause your connection to time out before you are finished. The same goes with submitting a large assignment online. The larger the file, the longer it will take causing a dial up connection to possibly time out.
Also, if you are taking a class where the course materials include streaming videos or live lecture feeds, then you will need something other than dial up. These usually require the basic cable or DSL connection because dial up would be too slow to load these videos or would not load them at all.
The good news is that you do not need the super turbo internet connection in order to take online classes. Just ensure that your connection is reliable. Nothing can foul up your assignment or test worse than your internet connection going down. That would be akin to telling your professor that the dog ate your homework.

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