Online Web Design Schools


Insider tips for choosing and succeeding in the right school and career

School Surprises


"Various Art Programs...
I was surprised to find the assortment of classes online. Great size classroom and great professors." (manager; 2013)

Career: 8 years of experience, currently based in Virginia, female
School: Studied Art at John Tyler Community College in Virginia; completed Associate degree in 2008



"More Live Practice Than Expected...
With the online program students had access to content and video tutorials to have them as a reference in the study and also, exercise files that could be downloaded to work with and uploaded when finished for teachers recommendation and revision of work done" (Web Designer; 2014)

Career: 3 years of experience, currently based in Florida
School: Studied Web Design at New Horizon in Florida; completed Certificate degree in 2011


"It Was Shocking To Find That The Curriculum Was Outdated...
I was surprised that the program which I took was very outdated. I had to do research on my own online in order to be able to learn the newer skills of the profession. I realized this after noticing that the textbook was 6 years outdated." (web designer; 2013)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Florida, female
School: Studied Web Design at Ashworth College in Georgia; completed Certificate degree in 2012


"They Make It Easy To Learn...
In my Web Technologies program I was surprised at the amount of interaction between professors and students. Even though the courses are online, you really feel engaged in learning." (Web Developer; 2013)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Illinois, male
School: Studied Web Technologies at Bellevue University in Nebraska; completed Bachelor degree in 2012


"Student Interaction...
The amount of actual interaction between the students in my classes was very surprising to me. Being a completely online college, the discussions gave me an actual classroom feeling." (Web Developer; 2014)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in Illinois, male
School: Studied Web Technologies at Bellevue University in Nebraska; completed Bachelor degree in 2012


"Online Learners Learn More Than Brick And Mortar Learners...
I was surprised at the way I learned from online course work. I was skeptical that I wouldn't learn as much as if I was in the classroom, but I believe it's the opposite. Instead, the student is forced to find out a lot of information on their own and put forth a higher motivation to complete coursework." (web development; 2014)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in Kansas, female
School: Studied Web Development at Fort Hays State University in Kansas; completed Bachelor degree in 2012


"More Self Assigned Work Than I Thought...
I was surprised at the amount of work I had to do. I thought it would be easier but in fact it was a bit more work since I had to teach myself everything." (Computer Science; 2014)

Career: 3 years of experience, currently based in Texas, male
School: Studied Mathematics at Brookhaven in Texas; completed Associate degree in 2010


"Lots Of Communication Online...
I was surprised that although I was taking online classes, I didn't feel disconnected or alone in my studies. The teachers and my fellow online classmates actually had a lot of communication between ourselves." (Software Developer; 2013)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in Colorado, male
School: Studied Programming at Community College Of Aurora in Colorado; completed Associate degree in 2012


"Great Program To Help You Succeed In Life...
I believe this a surprisingly good program that helped me learning many new skills that have come pretty handy in my career. I think the way everything was set up for the online classes was very intuitive, including the homework, the assignments that needed to be completed, online questionnaires, and even chats with the teacher if you had any questions. It was a positive experience." (Multimedia Design and Production; 2014)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Washington, male
School: Studied Graphic Design at Bellevue College in Washington; completed Associate degree in 2012


"Great Personable Classes...
I was surprised about how personal it was. I was expecting generic help, but in the long run, I actually felt like not another student, but a person. The teachers that I had were incredibly helpful and personable." (Graphic designer; 2013)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in Indiana, female
School: Studied Graphic Design at Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana; completed Associate degree in 2012


"Fast Pace Of Online Learning Provides Unique Challenges...
I was surprised about the fast paced nature of my studies. Each class was only nine weeks, but instructors managed to fit what would be months worth of teaching at a traditional offline campus into that shorter time frame." (Web Designer; 2014)

Career: , currently based in California, male
School: Studied Web Design at Westwood College in Colorado; completed Bachelor degree in 2012


"Faculty Dedicated To The Success Of The Student...
I was surprised at the dedication of the faculty to provide any assistance needed to help you succeed in your studies. Professors made themselves available throughout the whole day instead of just during the normal working day." (Website Development; 2014)

Career: 10 years of experience, currently based in New York, male
School: Studied Business Information Management at Broome Community College in New York; completed Associate degree in 2003


"As Serious As It Gets...
I was surprised in terms of the cost efficiency, the knowledge I acquired is compatible to what you would get in a class room. It was serious and not a joke like it can be made out to be." (software developer; 2013)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in New Jersey, male
School: Studied Computer Science at DeVry University in Pennsylvania; completed Associate degree in 2012

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Best School Tips


"Outdated Curriculum And Textbooks...
Make sure that the program you are taking is not outdated and that all textbooks are still relevant at the time you are taking this course" (web designer; 2013)


"To Success You Must Be Self-Motivated And Find The Right Program...
You definitely need to check into multiple colleges and programs to find what fits best for you. Then, you must be self-motivated to make online learning work for you. If you're motivated, you can accomplish anything." (web development; 2014)


"Tips For Success...
Making sure that you understand how things work and that you ask questions if there's something is not quite clear to you. Online schools can work different than other types, so it is better for you to learn as soon as possible to be successful." (Multimedia Design and Production; 2014)


"Preparing For Your Success...
Provide yourself with enough time to complete your assignments and studies when taking on an online degree program. Research the faculty at the institution to determine if they will be available to provide sufficient assistance to students when they require their help." (Website Development; 2014)


"Patience Will Get You Through...
take it seriously, they are real courses that effect your future. It takes patience but it is worth it." (software developer; 2013)


"Online Study Work...
Make sure you study often, have the time to be online, take advantage of resources offered which are many and Think of this time you spend online as equal to being at any brick and mortar school." (Web Designer; 2014)


"Online School Key To Success: Stay On Schedule...
Though online learning provides you the opportunity to set your own hours, its important to stay organized if you wish to succeed. I forced myself to adhere to a specific schedule, with certain hours of the day allocated for study time daily." (Web Designer; 2014)


"Make Use Of Online Resources...
Make use of the online resources. Just because you are online, doesn't mean that there aren't tools available to get through difficult or new experiences." (Software Developer; 2013)


"How To Succeed At College Life...
Get to know your campus and teachers." (manager; 2013)


"Having Good Time Management Is Key, You Create Your Own Lectures...
Time management is important because you don't have to show up to a lecture." (Computer Science; 2014)


"Go For It...
Study smart and you'll do great." (Web Developer; 2014)


"Getting Used To Online Learning...
Navigating the online system is important if you want to succeed and get good grades. It may take some time to get used to the Blackboard learning system, but after a while it become super easy." (Web Developer; 2013)


"Get To Know The Program The School Uses...
Definitely figure out fully how the online classes work, with the system that they use. Do not wait until the last minute to turn something in, as a system failure could happen on either end and then you will not be able to turn in an assignment. (If it is not your fault, however, e-mail your professors, they should be more than willing to understand the circumstances.)" (Graphic designer; 2013)