If you ever needed to have a one-on-one meeting with your instructor in a traditional classroom, you probably came to class early, stayed for a few minutes after or consulted with him or her during office hours.
But how do you do that when you’re earning your degree online, short of hopping on a plane, renting a car and showing up at your mentor’s house? (Side note: Don’t do that.)
The truth is, you can chat with your mentor in your online course just as you would in a traditional setting. Through your course’s Private Student-Mentor Forum, you can correspond privately with your mentor or set up a convenient time for a phone call. No searching for an email address or worrying if a spam filter blocked your message.