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March 13, 2020

Online University Experience

Study tips for those new to online learning.

Matthew Kuhns, a WGU Ohio MBA student, has some tips for transitioning from a classroom to online.

Matthew Kuhns

Studying online differs from classroom instruction or meeting for study groups in the library. Students enrolled in WGU Ohio, an accredited online university with an innovative learning approach and affordable tuition, take all classes online.

Matthew Kuhns of Cincinnati, who is pursuing an MBA in Healthcare Management from WGU Ohio, provides these tips for anyone who is new to online learning:

1. Create a study space, a room in which you can be alone and with as little distraction as possible. 

2. Make a schedule for yourself, plan ahead and make sure you give yourself timeframes to complete tasks to keep on track.

3. Play some relaxing instrumental study music -- no words -- that keeps you focused. 

4. Take your time and do practice tests or questions if possible. 

5. Follow the professor’s curriculum, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Nonprofit, competency-based WGU Ohio offers online degree programs that provide flexibility, portability, and job relevance. In addition, WGU’s affordability and financial aid opportunities put a high-quality WGU education well within reach.

At WGU Ohio, students can take advantage of their existing knowledge and experience to move quickly through material they already know, so they can focus on what they still need to learn. WGU Ohio faculty members work one-on-one with students as mentors, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction. While the university’s degree programs are rigorous and challenging, competency-based learning makes it possible for students to accelerate their progress, saving both time and money.

More information on WGU Ohio is available at

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