From online lectures to online exams and online seminars, and in certain cases, even online graduations, many aspects of college life are making the switch to online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thankfully, technology is here to help us do just that. But what should you consider before enrolling in fast-track A-Level courses online? Read this blog to find out!
Many busy professionals study online because of flexibility. It’s important to consider your personal and work commitments and how an online degree would help instead of hindering your present situation. If a university offers flexible distance learning A-Level courses, it’s worth researching how flexible the courses are.
Engagement and interactivity
When evaluating online A-Level courses, an important question to ask is whether the course was specifically designed for online. Does it use interactive content with a cutting-edge platform? Here’s how to find out: investigate course webinar taster sessions and search for video demos from a number of institutions.
This will give you an idea of how online learning works in practice, along with the production quality of the course. If an online course is mostly text-based, littered with scores of PDFs, and has almost no customisation for an online environment, it wouldn’t be very engaging as other options. So, when you’re choosing a course, don’t forget to look for evidence.
One of the most valuable things to gain from a degree is meeting like-minded people and making contacts. Just like enrolling in a campus course, studying online should make you feel as if you’re part of the community, sharing similar professional interests and industries. Search for a distance learning degree where peer-to-peer interaction is an integral part of the course.
This will help you build a network that may prove valuable to your professional development. Typical online networking opportunities might include synchronous sessions, student discussion forums, and group work.
Access to resources
You should also consider the range of resources available and how much access students have to the digital resources of the course. A good online degree will have the same level of access to university services and materials as their on-campus counterparts.
This would include communication with module leaders, library resources, student experience teams, and careers advice. When assessing your options, look for examples of good student services. An online student should feel that the quality and range of resources they have access to is helping them learn to the similar standard found in on-campus colleges.
Oxford Learning College’s fast track A-Levels online let you work at your own pace
Whether you’re re-sitting exams for entry to university or are a first-time student, you’ll find Oxford Learning College’s online A-Level courses perfectly suited to your needs.
Give us a call now for more information on our A-Level online classes!