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Module One - What are Online Courses Really Like?

What Online Classes Are

MCC's online courses are college level, credit-bearing courses taught entirely over the Internet. This means that you do not have to physically come to campus and sit in a classroom, so you could take a course from anywhere in the world if you wanted to. Your instructor's lectures, usually brief, are in a text format read from your computer screen or can be printed out and read later. Your written assignments and discussions are completed at your leisure (within the parameters of the syllabus, that is), from your personal computer and submitted via the Internet. So, if you want to complete an assignment at two in the morning when you are at your best, instead of 8:00 a.m. when you're not, you can!

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You also have much interaction with your classmates and instructor but not face-to-face as in a traditional class. You always have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss topics but this is accomplished through the Internet more like an email format. All the usual components of a traditional class, such as assignments, textbooks, tests, papers, lectures, discussions, group projects, etc. are present in an online environment. Online courses provide a wonderful opportunity for students who have access to the necessary technology and have a high degree of self-discipline and motivation!

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