So many students have no idea where they want to go in life, and what they want to do. Those that do know, have a hard time getting there because the path is unclear. More often than not, the answer is to stay in school, and complete a degree program. Unfortunately, many students become so overwhelmed by the time they spend in a college classroom, that they end up dropping out. They later find that it is nearly impossible to get a great job without a college degree. Thankfully, these students do have an option. Going back to school is not nearly as hard as it used to be since online courses and degree programs have become so common.
Online courses and programs are very unique in their approach to education. This exact approach depends on the field, but most programs find unique ways to ensure that students get experience while learning online. For example, programs in interior design have an interesting approach. They require students to take online classes, where they learn the basic skills needed to work in the field. Most online programs for interior design have a second component that requires students to go out into the field, and work with actual interior decorators. This helps them gain practical experience, and keeps the program realistic and relevant.
There are a few assumptions regarding students who enroll in online programs. Students are assumed to have basic computer skills. Most do today, but this is still worth mentioning. The other assumption is that students want to learn, and are motivated to do so. There is not as much motivation to log on as there is to come to class on a regular campus. This is definitely something to consider when assessing your learning style.