Online study can conjure images of attempting university while boxed into a room–unsure and alone. However, study is something you do as an individual, whether you’re in a classroom, a library, a bustling café, or just at home. It is always important to have a sounding board to bounce ideas off, and that’s highly encouraged in the world of online study. For most online students, once they get comfortable, they find that it’s easy to connect and collaborate with tutors, lecturers and peers, as they would in real life.
When you think about it, so many of our interactions take place online, whether casually on social media, or formally through work. In a workplace, you’ll connect with people outside your organisation primarily over the internet, and even your in-office colleagues will have conversations via email – not (solely) out of laziness, but in order to keep track of information, and loop in large groups of people.
Hear from real lecturers
To help you feel more at ease, our video brings together 8 academics, to talk you through the experience. They describe what personal touches they apply to simulate that comfy classroom feel. With years of experience behind them, be assured that you’re in great hands, and that success can happen outside the physical classroom walls.