I only took one correspondence course during my time as an undergrad. It was tough to keep myself on task with it (ironically enough, it was a management course). I didn’t do that great in it, partly due to my lack of motivation and partly because there was plenty I didn’t understand as I went along. Now, I should’ve emailed the prof for it, but being 19 I still thought I could figure everything out for myself. Still, I think I would’ve had a higher grade had I been in a classroom.
This next semester I have an online class (Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics). This could change if I don’t get a job soon, but that’s a little off topic (still waiting to hear back about that one part-time job). This time it’s a class that I’m interested in and probably know half the stuff for already. I still wish that I could take it in a classroom setting though (schedules and such prevent me from it this next semester). I like the interaction much better.
What about you? Do you prefer online courses or the classroom? Or a good mix?