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Why take online courses?

Flexibility and Convenience

Online courses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students can attend class anytime and anywhere they have Web access. Online students can work on their courses between jobs and other commitments. Whether you are a busy stay-at-home parent or a professional that simply doesn’t have the time to take a course during school hours, you can find online courses and programs that work with your schedule. Another benefit of online courses is that you don’t have to get dressed, get in the car, fight traffic, commute to campus and attend class. Instead, you can study in your pajamas on the couch.


Online programs let you fit classes into your busy schedule making it easier to keep up with work, family, and social life. Online students have the ability to plan their study time around the rest of their day instead of the other way around. You can read announcements, access notes, review assignments, and participate in online discussions anytime you want. Other than meeting certain due dates, you make your own schedule for completing the requirements of the course. All of this makes online courses a good fit for students who need to balance their education with other commitments.

Reduced Cost

Attending online courses eliminates the need to pay for childcare and expenses related to traveling back and forth to campus. These savings can make a major impact on your overall education expenses. For many students, it is necessary to continue working while in school. Taking online courses allows working students to continue their education without having to sacrifice a paycheck.    

Real World Skills

When you complete an online program at Lander University, not only will you have the knowledge employers are looking for, you will also have desirable real-world skills to add to your resumé. Online courses help you to become more self-disciplined, to develop time-management skills, and provide the opportunity to become effective with new communication technologies. Online courses require the development of new computer skills as students learn to navigate the learning management system, create and share documents and find information online. The skills students learn in order to participate in their online courses translate to many professions and are highly valued by today’s employers.


Have more questions about online learning at Lander University? Visit our Online learning FAQ.