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  • January 23, 2013
  • 10:18 am

Too cold to go outside? Try an online course!

I will admit to being a bit of a cold-weather-wuss.  Anything below 20 degrees is enough for me to need extreme amounts of motivation to even get out of bed, let alone make it to the office.  Every winter I end up asking myself why I haven’t figured out how to work from home yet.

The good news is if you’re an SCPS student and you feel the same way about getting to class this winter, there are plenty of online options for you to choose from.  SCPS has courses in the Core, Management, and Applied Studies curricula available online so odds are you have an option that will help you continue making progress towards completing your degree in some fashion.

The online courses on our schedule are all taught by the same SCPS faculty members that have taught the courses in-person, and cover identical content.  Imagine, the same course, with the same instructor and classmates–only without having to come downtown.  No train, no parking, no need to keep your pants on any longer than necessary (provided you’re participating while at home).

Curious to see what courses are going to be offered in Spring II?  Check out the schedule at SCPS’ online learning page.  What about the technology requirements your PC needs to be at to fully participate in the online format?  LUC’s Information Technology has an entire FAQ page at http://luc.edu/online/.   Both pages are full of resources to help you figure out if online is right for you, and of course, feel free to contact any of the SCPS staff if you have questions you’d like addressed one-on-one.

The online format is one full of possibilities and potential, and here are SCPS we are committed to leveraging that format to get the most out of it for the students that are interested.  In-person classes will NEVER go away, but if you’re wondering if an online course would work for you, now is the time to find out!  Leave the parka in the closet and complete your degree from home this spring.