186: Should Your Teen Take Online Courses?

Should Your High School Student Take Online Courses, Academic Coaching, Academic Coach, Gretchen Wegner, Megan Dorsey, College Prep PodcastHave you ever taken, or considered taking, online courses as a high school students?

Megan describes her daughter’s experience taking on online course through the Duke Talent Identification Program and delivers her final assessment about whether these programs fulfilled expectations.

She and Gretchen discuss:

  • what online courses promise they will deliver teens, including a) a fun learning experience with b) similarly motivated students that you can c) take while traveling
  • to what extent these promises were delivered in the course her daughter took, and
  • when it might be appropriate to take an online course, and when it might be better to find additional learning options.