Have you heard that online learning can be an isolating experience? Maybe you’re nervous you won’t get to know your instructors or fellow classmates. You might feel like you’ll miss out on networking opportunities that would be available in a face-to-face class.

The time has come! You’ve applied, been admitted and now are getting ready to begin your first class as an Ohio State Online student. But before jumping into online learning, it’s important that you understand the basic dos and don’ts of the online classroom.

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Imagine you’re an on-campus student and you need help with writing a paper. What would you do? You might schedule an in-person appointment with someone from the Writing Center for help. Now, let’s imagine this same scenario except you’re an online student.

The middle of the semester comes around and you know what that means: midterms. You’ve put in hours of study time, emailed you professor to clarify things you don’t understand, and you’re finally ready to sit down and ace your exam. It’s time to use one of The Ohio State University’s proctoring solutions.

As an online student, you will receive the same valuable education as those who are on-the-ground. The Ohio State University is taking action to ensure the academic integrity of our online programs during every step of your Buckeye experience. ranked The Ohio State University's online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree program the 4th most affordable health sciences degree. 

We’ve all been there. You’re listening to a professor lecture on about a subject and all you can think is, ‘How is this relevant to me?’ Well, what if a course in your online program was built just for you? What if the content was tailored to what you wanted to get out of the course?

You may have heard the myth floating around that learning online is isolating. That there is no opportunity to make connections with your instructor or fellow online students because you are alone with your computer screen. Our thoughts? That myth is completely false.

I won’t receive the same quality academic experience if I learn online...

My employers won’t value my degree if I study online…

I’ll spend so much time trying to learn the technology, which will impact how much I learn in an online course…


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