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Student Online Readiness

Need More Help?

For assistance with course materials, contact your instructor.

For Falcon Online 24/7 support of course tools:

  • View Help on the Falcon Online Navbar.
  • Email the Helpdesk: online@daytonastate.edu.
  • Call the Helpdesk at
    386-506-3950, option 2

Distance Learning Facts

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  1. Distance Learning students sometimes can end up neglecting their course work because of personal or professional circumstances, unless they have compelling reasons for taking the course.
  2. Some students prefer the independence of Distance Learning; others find it uncomfortable.
  3. Distance Learning gives students greater freedom of scheduling, but it can require more self-discipline than on-campus classes.
  4. Distance Learning requires you to work from written directions without face-to-face instructions.
  5. It may take as long as forty-eight business hours to get a response from your instructor.
  6. Distance Learning requires at least as much time as on-campus courses and in many instances up to three times as much.
  7. Distance Learning uses computers and other technology for teaching and communication.
  8. Printed and/or online materials are the primary source of directions and information in Distance Learning.
  9. Distance Learning classes often require written assignments and projects.
  10. Students who have reported as non-attending a college class often don't have the self-discipline or motivation to work independently and complete an online course.

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