Online Learning: Tips and Advice



Female student working on a laptopVirtual Info Session August 11, 2021

For some students, taking courses online is a rewarding experience and a convenient way for them to fit education into their already busy lifestyle. However, you may be wondering if this class delivery format is right for you?

To help you decide, and learn more about what taking classes online classes is really like, we’re hosting two “Online Learning: Tips and Advice” virtual info sessions. The sessions will be held August 11 via Zoom at 11:30 a.m. and/or 4:30 p.m. Michelle Rasmussen, EICC’s Dean of eLearning and Instructional Technology, will answer your most pressing questions and cover the following topics:

  1. What skills do I need to be a successful learner online?
  2. I am hesitant about taking an online course. How do I know if it is right for me?
  3. What are strategies I can take to ensure I am successful?

An Admissions Counselor will also be present to share information regarding online academic programs, financial aid and campus resources available at EICC. To join in on the session(s), click the Zoom links during the designated day/time:

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges has been a leader in online education for years, offering full Associate’s Degrees through the Iowa Community Colleges Online Consortium. We recently expanded our offerings to include more than ten exclusively online career programs and a Live Online Associate’s Degree, which allows students to see and interact with their instructors in real-time via Zoom. With flexibility, support when you need it, and one of the most competitive tuition rates in Iowa, there’s never been a better time to think about earning your degree online.

To view a full list of programs and learn more, visit or call toll-free at 1-888-336-3907 or email