Many of our programs have classes available online!
Whether you want to learn at your own pace, or be led by a school instructor in an online environment, Mildred Elley can help you fit an education into your busy lifestyle. Our online classes are taught live, in an interactive online environment, where you’ll be able to see and speak to your course instructor. Online classes will include weekly assignments, and even classmate interactions on our eLearn platform.
Are You Ready?
Mildred Elley’s Online Learning classes offer many benefits, and our students love the convenient, flexible format. However, we understand that this may not be right for everyone. To help you make a more informed and confident decision, we recommend taking a few moments to fill out our Online Learning Readiness Questionnaire to find out if you’re ready to succeed in our online classes.
You have access to a desktop or a laptop with internet access.
You will need a computer with access to the Internet to use our online platform. Make sure that you have unlimited access because borrowing a friend’s machine can lead to missed class times or even upset a friendship! iPads or tablets aren’t capable of much of the work, so make sure you have an actual computer available.
Your technology skills include the following:
- Use Email
- Search for information on the Internet
- Download and send attachments.
Is Online Learning Right For You?
Online learning is the fastest growing method of getting a college-level education. Mildred Elley offers a wide variety of courses taught in a convenient online format.
Many courses available
Classes accessible from any computer with internet access
Online course materials available 24 hours a day, every day
Direct access to your instructors via email and class forums
Real World Skills
Not only will you gain course knowledge, but you’ll also familiarize yourself with email, web browsing and web-based software, giving you an advantage over someone unfamiliar with the internet
You’ll learn self discipline skills when getting school work done, including self-motivation, time management and structure
Less transportation costs
Since you’ll save on commute time, you’ll have more free time to spend with family, friends and other activities
Evaluate your learning style
If communicating with your instructor face to face is essential, then online classes may not be the best idea for you. However, if you are comfortable without face to face interaction and think human interaction is not essential, online classes may be the way to go!
Are you capable of dealing with a technical issue on your computer? Can you run a virus scan or Google your way into a solution if you have an issue? Online students tend to be self reliant when it comes to their computers.
Online students should be self-motivated, self-disciplined and organized. Make sure you won’t have trouble remembering your assignments and won’t need an instructor to motivate you and help you stay on top of your coursework.
Reading and writing abilities
Since most assignments and online learning opportunities require a great deal of reading and writing, make sure you are comfortable with these skills before signing up for an online class.
New Programs and Technology
Online class platforms advance quickly as new technology becomes available. Online students tend to love new technology and are quick at adapting to new processes and tech. Can you adapt quickly or do you prefer to keep things at the status quo?
The amount of uninterrupted time you have to devote to an online class should be 10 to 15 hours a week