Online Endeavor

Things I must commit to for an online course:
  • I can maintain working 15-20 hours a week on my course work, instruction time, and reading.
  • I am a self-motivated and self-disciplined person.
  • I will be able to create a schedule and stick to it.
  • I understand the basics of how my computer works, and I will be able to or have somebody fix it if a problem arises.
  • I am prepared to take a class without interaction with other students, and I do not find that essential to taking classes.
  • While there is no classroom to speak out in, I feel comfortable contributing to online discussions.
  • I feel comfortable writing/typing, and I know I am good at it.
  • I like to read and I can understand and learn through reading.
  • I have a personal computer or can easily access one for 15-20 hours a week.
  • Immediate feedback from an instructor is not needed for me to learn a concept.
  • I can schedule ample time for important dates such as midterms and exams.
  • I have adequate time each week to study.
  • After the discussion of the demands of an online course, my friends and family are supportive of my decision to take online courses.
  • The computer(s) I will be using have ready and steady access to the internet.
  • If I need help from my instructors, I will mainly have contact via discussion boards and email.
  • I understand work in an online course may not be considered "easier" than a course at a physical campus.
  • I have an email account I check daily.
  • I know the uploading to the internet and downloading from the internet processes and can do them both comfortably.
Computer Requirements

Student also acknowledges any computer they may use to access the program has the following minimum requirements:

  • Processor - Intel Pentium or later, or equivalent
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, Me, NT, 2000, XP or Vista
  • RAM: 64MB min, 128MB recommended
  • Hard drive: 90 MB or more free space
  • Display: 800x600 16-bit color display or better (1152x864 pixels is recommended)
  • Audio: speakers or headphones
  • CD-ROM drive: any speed
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or newer, or similar browser with Adobe Flash plug-in
  • Broadband/High Speed Internet connection is strongly encouraged. All software required must be downloaded on initial Browser Tune Up at beginning of each module.
  • Macintosh users must have an operating system of 10.2 or newer with default Safari or Firefox 1.5, at the least.