Asperger Ascent

Tips for Young Adults

Online learning offers plusses

I’m an advocate of classroom learning but Handoffrealize  that online education offers benefits, too. Secondary schools are finding that out. And college admissions officials are grappling with how to assess online coursework. At the college level, online courses are now a staple. In fact, a recent  government report gives high marks to online learning. Four benefits of online courses for students with Asperger’s or autism.

  1. Some subjects lend themselves to online learning because they are fact-based and can more easily take advantage of maps, databases and other tools available on a computer.
  2. Working alone is sometimes easier and less distracting than taking notes or taping lectures in a crowded classroom.
  3. Online learning allows time to focus on a subject versus taking a course that meets three times a week for 50-minute sessions.
  4. Interacting by email and messages can be easier for some students than dealing with professors and classmates face to face.
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September 28, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , ,

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