Online courses can provide opportunities for students to attend classes anytime from anywhere; however, studies show that often students are unprepared for the challenges inherent with this style of delivery.
In order to help you know if you will be successful learning in an online environment, please carefully consider the questions below prior to applying for courses.
If your child can answer “YES” to most of the statements and questions below, online learning may be an attractive option for your child’s educational needs. If your child would like to apply for a course with VTVLC, use the How to Register page to help you with the process.
TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND ACCESS
Taking into consideration my personal, academic, work and extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, etc), will I be able to devote as much or more time to my online class, as I do for my traditional studies?
Am I comfortable using the Internet as a means of communication and research?
Do I own or have access to a computer with Internet access and email?
I know or am willing to learn how to copy, cut, and paste text/files between programs.
I am able to learn and apply new software applications.
I am able to prioritize tasks, organize assignments and complete assigned work within a deadline.
I am gratified when I independently solve problems and take responsibility for what I learn.
I prefer to work alone on assignments.
I learn best when I read the directions, rather than an instructor lecturing and giving verbal explanations.