An online student has to be especially disciplined since it is so easy to become easy distracted in the home environment. Being a former classroom teacher for 15 years, I understand completely how much easier it is to be held accountable when you are face to face with an instructor. Uniquely though, CCR doesn't let less-disciplined students fall through the cracks. If an instructor reaches out to an online student and does not see progress, a mentor gets involved. All students creates and closely adheres to a personalized time management plan where they can log hours and have their instructors monitor their completion of tasks. Also, online students have multiple ways to interact with each other via forums, online chat rooms, video chat rooms etc.