Online versus In-Person?
Sometimes classes I need have the option of being online with testing done in person at the college. I've taken two last summer and did well. I'm considering a few more over the summer but this time they would be math (basic college algebra) and maybe a history class. Are there any classes you would absolutely avoid taking online because the material is tough? #college #college-major #teacher #math
It can difficult sometimes to fully understand concepts without being able to ask questions and discuss in real time. There are a lot of courses that could be in that category based on what field you are studying. Also, an in-person class allows for a teacher to greater emphasize areas of the course that are crucial to your success in the class.
The answer really depends on how you learn best. In high school math did you prefer to work out of a workbook to understand concepts or did you do better when the teacher wrote out problems on the board or used other visuals to break down the problems? If the latter is true, then I wouldn't recommend an online math class.
History and similar classes that require tests based on memorizing facts or putting concepts together may be okay to take online.
As an English professor teaching online writing and research classes, I can tell you that many students have a very difficult time with such online courses and end up needing to retake them. Face to face classes that normally have a lot of discussions and small group think sessions cannot be replicated very successfully online. If you like to bounce ideas off others or enjoy classroom discussions, online writing classes or classes that require several essays may be better in person.
There are also blended or hybrid classes so that students get the benefit of working on their own but then also meet once a week for that crucial interaction. In my experience, students who take these kinds of classes do far better than going it alone online.
I hope this helps.