If you like to work independently and have good organizational skills, online learning may be a good option for you. Online learning works well for people with busy work schedules or family responsibilities, because you decide when and where you do your coursework. Yet distance learning is not for everyone. Be aware that online courses require a significant number of hours each week, a high level of self-motivation and self-discipline. Complete the Orientation to Online and Accelerated Learning (this is required prior to registering for an online class for the first time at Madison College).