Interactive Discussions

Interactive discussions among students and teachers to further develop their knowledge in each courses.

Many of our courses incorporate some sort of group project or teamwork. Working with others on-campus or locally means coordinating specific days and times so everyone can attend. Our programs, however, foster virtual communication and allow students to work with team members via email, chat rooms and other easy-to-use methods.

Students can establish new ways of thinking and are able to get to know each other better through various actions which promote values such as teamwork and cooperation. In online learning, students can take advantage of an extended network and even establish future business contacts.

With an estimated 93 percent of communication being non-verbal, online students don’t have to worry about body language interfering with their message. While body language can be effective sometimes, academics are more about ideas, and online education eliminates physical judgments that can cloud rational discussion.

Online schooling still has a discussion element to it, often in a forum or discussion board. On-campus students have to choose a stance or formulate a thought in class quickly, and sometimes speak before they’ve fully examined everything. In an online environment, students can spend as much time as they want thinking about and honing their own ideas. This can lead to greater confidence and more elegant discussions.