Encouragement from Online Communities

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Andrea Lewis

Hello! My name is Andrea.  I enjoy writing and in my spare time I am an avid photographer and artist.  I love to spend time with my husband who is my best friend.


"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God,who loved me and gave himself for me."  Galatians 2:20








Encouragement from Online Communities

Monday, July 6, 2015

Never Forget Why You Chose Online



As an online student you may find yourself discouraged because you don't have a group of fellow students around you to motivate and encourage you.  Or you may feel that you are disconnected from campus and don't necessarily feel like part of the group.  These moments can leave you feeling frustrated and you may forgotten why you decided to choose online classes.  


First of all, there are numerous advantages to being an online student, and it’s easy to see why this method of education has taken off so rapidly in the last few years.  Whether you’re a high school graduate, parent raising kids, or are a retired individual seeking to further your personal education, there is no limit to what you can learn from any location around the earth.  So without further ado, here are a few reminders of why you may have chosen to take classes online, and perhaps a few other benefits you might not have thought of! 


Flexible Study Time:  Whether you work 9-5, or are busy with kids from the time they get home from school to the time they go to sleep, the flexibility of deciding when you are able to study your course material is priceless.  Maybe your schedule is different every week! With online coursework it’s easy to adjust your schedule to your demanding life. You’re not tied down to a pattern that doesn’t work for you, and you’re able to adjust it as needed.  


Learn from Anywhere: So many people today live on the go.  Whether it’s simply across town, or across the world, your life may be filled with constant travel.  With online classes you can learn from wherever you choose!  Even if you stay close to home, it’s great to be able to learn in your living room or the nearest coffee shop.  With Liberty Online, you’re free to live where you please, and learn from the World’s Largest Christian University at the same time.   


So what about community?  With each passing year, we at Online Communities try to extend more and more options to students to help them get connected.  Whether it's a Blackboard discussion boardlive chat during campus events, or the various groups on Yammer, our social media accounts, or simply reading blogs like this one, there are always great ways to stay plugged in to your Liberty community.  


So how has studying online helped your life?  What was the biggest reason you chose to take classes online as opposed to in the classroom?  We want to hear from you!  Comment below with why you chose to learn online!



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