Is Online Learning Right for Me? Is Online Learning Right for Me?

Is Online Learning Right for Me?

Some students are at home in the online community of peers and instructors; others prefer a traditional classroom. Which are you? Online courses reduce scheduling conflicts for students with families, jobs, on-campus classes, and other commitments — but they also require a high level of self-discipline and motivation.

Taking online classes may be right for you if:

  • You prefer individualized learning rather than face-to-face lectures or group interaction

  • Your personal schedule conflicts with class meeting times at SPC's campuses

  • You don’t have child care to allow you to attend classes on a campus

  • You don’t live in Pinellas County but would like to attend SPC

  • You are homebound and can’t commute to an SPC campus

  • Getting transportation to an SPC campus is a challenge

Are you right for Online Learning?

Students most likely to succeed in online courses are: 

  • Comfortable with working independently

  • Are persistent at getting the information they need

  • Are able to manage their time effectively

  • Skilled at using computers and Internet technology

  • Self-motivated and directed

 Have Questions? Contact the SPC Technical Support Center at or call 727-341-HELP (727-341-4357) (Mon.- Sun. 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Eastern). Chat: Live Chat with Support

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