In today’s episode of The College Checklist Podcast, I discuss the pros and cons of taking online courses in college with Dr. Tawna Schmidt, founder of College and Career Matters Academy. Tawna helps us see the many benefits and some of the drawbacks of studying via online courses in college – some of which are hidden from plain view.
Dr. Schmidt brings 25 years of education experience as a teacher, school counselor, college instructor, and college administrator to the show to help us see this topic from all angles.
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“The biggest benefit of the online and hybrid model is the convenience because you can study anywhere. You can plan your study time around your schedule.”
“If a student is going through a personal challenge, a hybrid or online course can allow them to stay enrolled.”
“An online course is more expensive because you are paying for the extra convenience.”
Lightning Round Q&A
Q1: What’s your best piece of advice for families as they begin this journey?
A1: Set up a system for organization before you start.
Q2: What is your favorite college admissions book, blog, or tool that no family should be without?
A2: A scanner and Dropbox.com or a similar tool.
Q3: What is your all-time favorite book?
A3. Stress Is A Choice by David Zerfoss*
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