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8 Pros and Cons of Online Learning

Taking online classes can save you money and offer increased flexibility. Learn more about the biggest pros and cons of online learning.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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A Guide to Online Education by Grade Level

Online schools educate learners at the K-12 and higher education levels. Here's what you need to know about online schooling at different grade levels.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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What Are the Different Types of Online Learning?

Find out about the learning options and education delivery systems available for students seeking fully online degrees and blended learning programs.

Staff Writers

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4 Tips for Addressing Tough Topics With Online Professors

Many online students find it hard to address personal struggles with their professors. Learn how to compose a professional email to get the support you need.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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Take My Advice: Lessons Learned from Online College Students

Online education is gaining traction, but many students still have questions. Our BestColleges survey sheds light on online students' biggest pieces of advice.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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How to Prepare for Online Education

Many schools plan to hold online classes this fall due to COVID-19. Staying open minded about online education can help you make the most of the upcoming term.

Staff Writers

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Should I Go to College Online or On Campus? Here’s How to Decide

Deciding to take classes online or on campus is a difficult choice. This article guides you through the decision-making process.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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Learn Korean Online: 10 Affordable Online Classes to Start Now

Interested in learning Korean? Find out how you can learn Korean online with free classes and affordable online options.

Michelle Kelley

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Half of Remote College Students Plan to Stay Online Post-Pandemic

While college students have struggled with grades and mental health during COVID-19 learning disruptions, many want to retain the option to learn online.

Anne Dennon

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New BestColleges Survey Tracks Online Education Trends Amid Pandemic

Our newest Online Education Trends Report reveals unique insights about online learning trends and COVID-19's impact on school and student perspectives.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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How to Judge the Quality of an Online Program

Find out what questions to ask when searching for high-quality online schools, and get expert tips on how to determine the quality of an online program.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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What to Know About Earning an Online Bachelor’s Degree

A panel of online education experts share their tips for remote learning success and advice for choosing a high-quality online bachelor's program.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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13 Zoom Etiquette Tips for Online Classes

Zoom etiquette can go a long way in online learning and community-building. Learn the best practices for participating in live, online video meetings.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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Synchronous Learning vs. Asynchronous Learning: What’s the Difference?

Online courses are becoming more common. This guide looks at the similarities, differences, and pros and cons of synchronous and asynchronous online learning.

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6 Types of Virtual Student Organizations

The pandemic has forced many college students to stay home — but that doesn't mean you can't virtually participate in campus clubs and organizations.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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Online Students’ Top 7 Study Tips for Academic Success

In a new BestColleges survey, online college students share their biggest tips for doing well in an online class, from taking notes to asking questions.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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Women Poised to Reap Benefits of Online Education

Female online students, who far outnumber their male peers, face more challenges than men in online education but continue to excel academically.

Staff Writers

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3 Essential Tips for Online Presentations

Part of earning a good grade in an online class is being able to give a stellar virtual presentation. These expert online presentation tips guarantee success.

Staff Writers

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The 7 Qualities of an Effective Online Course

Students often worry about the effectiveness of online classes. To assuage these concerns, many colleges are using quality standards to design online curricula.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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Learn Spanish Online: Free Courses to Get You Started

Spanish is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. These free online Spanish classes will have you communicating confidently in no time.

Tyler Epps

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6 Essential Tips for Students Taking Online Courses This Fall

Many colleges will remain online this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These six tips will teach students who are new to online education how to succeed.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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The Importance of Support Networks in Online Education

Online college students face many unique challenges, but building a reliable support network can help keep you on track to achieving your academic goals.

Chinh Ngo

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What to Expect in an Online Science Lab Course

Due to COVID-19, many colleges are letting students take a lab online. Learn what to expect in online science labs, from at-home kits to digital simulations.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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The Future of Higher Education

COVID-19 has exacerbated existing challenges for colleges, such as low enrollment. The future of higher education may lie in technology and online learning.

Staff Writers

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Free Online Courses on Race, Racism, and Racial Justice

Combating systemic racism requires education on what it is and how it works. Begin learning with these free race, equity, and diversity online courses.

Staff Writers

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Expert Q&A: The Benefits and Challenges of Online Learning

COVID-19 has shown us that remote learning may play a bigger role in the future. This online professor discusses his experience with teaching online courses.COVID-19 has shown us that remote...

Staff Writers

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The Best Online Pop Culture Courses

Pop culture is everywhere: in music, online, and in movies. By taking college courses in these subjects, you''ll learn about pop culture''s central role in society.

Kasia Kovacs

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How to Survive Group Projects in an Online Class

Group projects in college, especially in online classes, can be tricky to handle. Learn the best tips for planning and executing remote group assignments.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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Preparing College Instructors to Teach Online

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced professors to transition to online classes. Discover some of the best skills and resources for how to teach online.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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A Student Checklist for Online Classes

In the wake of COVID-19, virtual classes have created challenges for students and instructors. Check out these essential tips for making the switch to online learning.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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Free Online Courses in Response to Coronavirus

Free online courses are available during the coronavirus shutdown from some of the world's top universities. Discover the most popular courses out there.

Staff Writers

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10 Best Free and Affordable Platforms for Online Courses

MOOCs allow learners to take online courses outside a formal university setting. Discover the top 10 platforms for online courses.

Chinh Ngo

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Online Learning Trends: The 2019 OLC Accelerate Conference

Discover the latest trends in online education from Melissa Venable, Ph.D., who talks about her main takeaways from the 2019 OLC Accelerate Conference.

Laine Plummer

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Is an Online Degree Worth It?

Online education is increasingly popular, but students may wonder whether it's worth it. Melissa Venable, Ph.D., debunks the myths about earning an online degree.

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Online Education and Mega-Universities: Factors to Consider

Online education presents many options, including what have become known as "mega-universities." Explore what these options mean for students.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.