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Is Online Learning Right for You?

The information detailed below gives you an idea of the expectations of online learning, as well as ways to determine whether it is your best option.

Online Learning Readiness Self-Assessment

One of the easiest ways to determine a good fit for you is to participate in the online readiness self-assessment.  The feedback is immediate and helps you to gauge your readiness for online learning, whether or not you choose La Verne.

Online classes require different skills to succeed than face-to-face classes. It’s important to know what you’re getting into and to know what to expect before you get started.

Compare Campus Preferences

Education is a huge commitment of time and resources, and choosing the right campus is important.  The infographic below depicts some of the differences between online and traditional education.  Click on the image to make it bigger.

Online v. Traditional education

This brief chart compares and contrasts the similarities and differences of traditional campuses and their online counterparts.

Virtual Campus Traditional Campus
Prefer and enjoy using computers and software Choose to use computers on an as-needed basis
Do not require face-to-face interaction Thrive on face-to-face interaction
Exceptional time management skills Need verbal reminders of due-dates
Preference for writing as a mode of communication Preference for verbal communication
Require flexibility in time and location Ability to attend class at a physical campus
Independent, self-disciplined learner Prefer structured classroom environment
Prefer to learn by watching videos, reading, and contributing to online discussions Prefer to learn by listening to lectures and participating in face-to-face classroom discussions
No interest in driving and locating parking Do not mind commuting


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