Next Monday on Claw & Growl

Belen Sassone/ Opinion Director

With the various responsibilities that students face, it’s sometimes difficult for them to find time to make it to class.

Between work, family and social commitments, they sometimes choose to fulfill their
requirements online.

Doing this requires a level of diligence since it’s done on your own time.

However, if done correctly, it can be a successful alternative to coming to campus.

Still, some people argue that getting your education on a computer takes away from the college
experience and doesn’t allow for information to be fully processed.

The skills of fully-online students pursuing degrees in things like physical therapy and
engineering are also often doubted due to the lack of in-person experience in the field.

Despite the controversy, FIU fully embraces the online approach.

They offer 40 undergraduate degree programs, including nursing and electrical engineering, as well as 31 graduate programs.

Our hosts Amanda Bazil and Fernando Marca will be talking about the various pros and cons of choosing to take online classes, FIU’s transition from Blackboard to Canvas and other online learning resources, such as ProctorU.

While Bazil is not too familiar with online classes, she’s interested in learning more about the experiences of students who choose the online route.

Speaking from personal experience, she believes that taking online classes isn’t easy.
After taking three online classes and one in-person class, she said: “never again.”

Marca thinks it’s important to highlight the organizational skills it takes to complete these

In order to get a better understanding of online courses, the hosts are hoping that listeners will call in and share their own experiences and opinions on the topic.

To be part of the conversation, tune in on Monday from 10 to 11 am. at 95.3 in Miami, 96.9 in North Miami and 88.1 in Kendall/Homestead. You can also listen online at the

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