The internet has an impact on practically every aspect of our lives—even how we get an education. The landscape of higher education has changed radically over the past decade, and students earning their undergraduate or graduate degree online is now commonplace. On top of that, with the global pandemic forcing institutions to make a shift, online learning is only gaining in popularity. If you’ve been considering going to school (or going back to complete your degree), you may have some reservations about what online study is really about.
Choosing where to go to school is just as important as selecting a subject to major in. Tiffin University’s proven online degree program is intentionally-designed to ensure every student is successful from the day they enroll to the day they earn their degree.
You may have heard some misconceptions about online learning as an adult, so we’ve busted a few myths about Tiffin University’s online degree program.
Myth #1: I need to be camera-ready for class.
Camera-shy students will be happy to know that in most cases at Tiffin University, there’s no need to use your computer’s webcam while attending class. Of course, there may be some exceptions—for instance, your professors may require an occasional video conference—so be sure to check your syllabus to be certain. As part of your course registration, you might be required to upload a photo of yourself for verification purposes.
Myth #2: I’m too old to go back to school.
There’s no time limit for learning, and with the flexibility of online classes, there’s no time like the present to get back in the (virtual) classroom. Tiffin University’s student body is diverse in background and age—and a significant percentage of our student body are adult learners who are pursuing a degree online. No matter your age, you’ll be in good company at TU.
Myth #3: I’ll be isolated from my classmates if I study online.
Quite the contrary! You won’t miss out on the vibrant discussions, breakout sessions and collaborative group projects by studying online. In fact, Tiffin University’s online degree programs provide plenty of ways for you to connect and interact with your classmates and professors through discussion forums, chat rooms, direct messaging and e-mail.
Myth #4: I’ll need to maintain a regular schedule to attend class.
The great thing about studying online at Tiffin University is the flexible options available to you, from enrollment to attendance. Like most busy adults, your schedule changes from day to day, and that’s okay at TU. Simply log into your courses whenever you’re ready to get to work. We recommend at least logging in every day to make sure you’re on top of assignments and don’t miss any important announcements; but, the time of day is truly up to you.
Myth #5: I won’t have as much support as a traditional student.
Tiffin University ensures that all of our students receive expert, reliable guidance, regardless of where they study. In fact, we have an entire team dedicated to doing that just! Our Student Support Services department works closely with each student to make sure they’re on track to reach their educational and professional goals. Some of the offerings you can take advantage of as an online student at TU include: skill-building workshops, one-on-one peer tutoring and online writing tools.
There’s a lot to like about online learning at Tiffin University, and we offer a wide range of degree programs that will suit your interests and schedule. Get in touch with our admissions team and learn more about earning your degree online at Tiffin University.