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Studies have shown that online colleges are just as effective atteaching material as traditional classes. So any class has thepotential to work well online if taught the right way. The qualityof the class does not solely depend on the material being taught,it depends on the school, too.

Online colleges can offer quality training in:

Fields that require teamwork

Today’s businesses are relying more than ever on moderntechnology to communicate. So while teamwork projects may seem bestsuited for the traditional classroom, online group projectsactually provide a better representation of real-life groupprojects. Most traditional student groups meet only physically,while online student groups are forced to meet using instantmessages, e-mails or teleconferencing – the same methods embracedby today’s business world. Because teamwork is used extensively inthe business world, business courses that focus on practicaltraining through group projects work surprisingly well in an onlineenvironment.

Fields that constantly change

Because online colleges do not use traditional textbooks, thecurricula they offer are more flexible than traditional schools.Most teaching material can be changed from semester to semester oreven on the fly during a class session. While this capability maynot matter for programs like history or English that rarely change,it makes a huge difference for programs that must evolve toaccommodate new industry developments. This is why programs fordeveloping industries like graphic design, Webdevelopment or digitalmedia training are ideal for online education.

Fields that require practical training

Onlineeducation fundamentally changes the traditional teaching modelby putting the focus on the student rather than the teacher.Instead of a teacher’s style dominating the learning experience,online training allows the teacher to take on more of a coachingrole. Because of the nature of online education, online classesoften focus more on practical training through student projects,with the teacher providing direction. Programs that work best whenstudents learn through practical training, then, work well in anonline classroom.

Information in this article was provided by the InternationalAcademy of Design & Technology – Online. Contact IADT – Onlinetoday if you’re interested in developing marketable knowledge andcareer-relevant skills with an industry-current degree program.(IADT – Online does not guarantee employment or salary.)

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