What’s the World of Online Learning Like?

The following short article is written to provide general advice about online education and degrees, not just information specific to WGU. If you have specific questions about WGU, feel free to inquire online or speak with an enrollment counselor (1-866-225-5948).

What’s the World of Online Learning Like?

Today, millions of students are earning quality online degrees through online universities and colleges. What’s life like for an online student?

Meet Your Advisor

Much like a brick-and-mortar college student, you’ll connect with a faculty advisor who will guide you through each semester of learning. At Western Governors University , each student is assigned a mentor that will help you devise a plan to complete your course requirements — including any assessments — and earn your online degree. The advisor will let you know about deadlines, program requirements, class recommendations, and the like.

Online Orientation

You may also read through an orientation program filled with tips and advice to help you make the most of your online learning experience. Use this introductory course to prepare you for the exciting experience ahead.

Meet Your Classmates

Most student interaction takes place in forums, chat rooms and through email or instant messenger. You’ll communicate with your professor the same way. A quality online degree program encourages interaction among students, as well as between students and professors.

How You’ll Learn

You’ll complete coursework through both traditional and high-tech means. Components of online learning include:

  • Traditional textbooks
  • Streaming audio and/or video lectures
  • Podcasts

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