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Is Online Learning For You?

Online learning is meeting the needs for a wide range of students, from those who need extra help to those who wish to take college-level courses.

So, is online learning for you?  Please answer these questions to see if you are a good candidate for success in online learning.

  • Are you a good communicator?
  • Are you self-motivated?
  • Are you self-disciplined?
  • Are you willing to speak up if problems arise?
  • Are you willing to commit at least 7 1/2 hours per week to an online course?  (Research
  •   has shown that online courses may take MORE time than face-to-face courses.)
  • Are you willing to accept critical thinking and decision making as part of the learning process?
  • Do you have access to a computer with Internet access?
  • Will you log on to your course every day?
  • Will you be polite and respectful in your correspondence with both your classmates and your online instructor?
  • Are you organized?
  • Will you be able to manage your time efficiently to complete and post all assignments by the due dates?

If you answered yes to the questions above, you may be a potential candidate for online learning.  You will need to check out the links above for the online providers approved by Burke County Public Schools (APEX, NCVPS, Burke County Virtual Network​ and WPCC).

If you have additional questions about online learning in Burke County, please contact the ELA (E-Learning Advisor) at your particular school, your school counselor, or the Burke County Distance Learning Advisor:


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