Benefits of Online Learning

Monday, February 17, 2014

As a recent graduate or a professional seeking advancement, Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU) knows you manage many responsibilities each day.

That is why the online M.B.A. and RN-B.S. programs at DWU were designed to blend into your existing schedule.

The greatest benefit of taking online courses from DWU is the flexibility. When and how long you log on is completely up to you.  You can choose to log in for five minutes to check messages before work or wait and devote a few hours after the kids go to sleep.

While you complete your coursework, you will join a peer cohort, which posts messages in online chat groups and completes team assignments. With a diverse group of students, you will have ample opportunity to share real-world experiences. You may even take classes alongside leaders who have achieved success in the position you’re pursuing.

Online courses at DWU were designed to alleviate several other concerns associated with returning to the classroom. You don’t need to commute or take night classes.  You can edit answers before clicking submit; analyze and even research another student’s response before contributing your own.  In online courses you don’t need to be nervous about interacting with a professor face-to-face.

Our online professors empathize with students balancing busy lives. Like you, they juggle the online program in addition to other professional responsibilities. Our professors were selected to teach these courses for their professional and academic achievements, but they were also chosen due to their ability to motivate and support students.

When thinking about how an online degree might fit into your long-term schedule, know that the decision to take one or two courses each eight-week session is also yours. If you enroll and you need a break, take a semester or more off without any repercussions.

We give credit for hard work, too. Applicants to the RN-B.S. program can receive credit toward their degree for hours worked up to 12 credits or 1,500 hours. If you are interested in our RN-B.S. program, please contact us to request more information.

We respect your time. To find out more, register for one of our 30-minute M.B.A. Info Webinars.

Dr. Derek Driedger
Associate Dean of Digital Learning 
at Dakota Wesleyan University

Categories: Blog: Online Degrees @ DWU
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