Online Learning Skills are Real Life Skills:
"As careers become more technology-dependent, educators are beginning to realize that the abilities students need to survive in online classes are the same abilities that are necessary to thrive in the world of work.
Instructor Renee Hawkins recently published a blog post that explained this issue clearly:
'The skills necessary to be a successful online student are the same skills that will serve our students well into adulthood. Successful students are self-directed, self-motivated, and self-assessing. They are equipped with these skills because a great teacher taught them how and gave them ample opportunities to practice.'
This is one of the most compelling reasons for traditional high schools and colleges to offer some form of online learning to students. Many programs are now requiring students to take at least one virtual course before graduation."