Even though there’s less immediacy, there are many opportunities for personal interaction with your online professor and fellow students. Electronic doesn’t have to be impersonal. Be sure you attend all discussion sections, groups chats, and question-and-answer sessions. And when you need help–for instance, in preparing your discussion postings– just ask. Indeed, if the distance learning class is smaller than the 300-person version at the traditional college, you might get more face time with the professor than you would have gotten via the traditional route.
(source: Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S. Hyman – U.S. News and World Report)