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What’s it like to learn online?

That’s a really good question. You’ll find the answers here.

 Learning online has its benefits.

Learning online gives you the flexibility your world demands. Studying at APU gives you the quality, respected education you deserve. So whether you’re deployed to a remote base, managing a demanding job, or running a busy household, APU lets you learn on your time, in your space. When you learn online you can:

  • Interact with other students who share your interests, not just your location.
  • Learn from expert professors located across the country, bringing perspectives from their fields.
  • Use our mobile application to study on the go.
  • Increase your comfort level with online technology, a skill highly valued in any career.

 

Compare Learning Online vs. On Campus

Online

Class Schedule

Work on your own time on scheduled assignments. This is known as “asynchronous” learning.

Teacher Interaction

Interact with your professor online via message boards, visual presentations, and videos.

Learning Tools

Log into a website to find your assignments, test scores, messages, forums, and more.

On Campus

Class Schedule

Attend and participate during scheduled class times. This is considered “synchronous” learning.

Teacher Interaction

Interact with your professor face-to-face in a physical classroom.

Learning Tools

Log into a website to find your assignments, test scores, messages, forums, and more.

What Our Students Say About Online Learning

Scott Meyer
The professors really wanted me to do well at APU. There is an awareness here that students are working at the same time as going to school.

Scott Meyer (M.A. History)

92%

According to the 2016 National Survey of Student Engagement, the majority of our graduating seniors evaluated their AMU online learning experience as positive.

2016 National Survey of Student Engagement

Aneesah Akbar-Uqdah
APU was a perfect fit for me that complemented my learning style, allowing me to balance family and work demands.

Aneesah Akbar-Uqdah (M.A. Intelligence Studies)

 

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