Online Learning at St. John’s Opens up
Online learning at St. John’s University allows students to receive
the same quality education available in the classroom. For graduate
student Errol Adams ‘11G, taking online courses at St. John’s had
the additional benefit of exposing him to the technology he would
use regularly in his chosen profession as a librarian.
Errol completed his coursework in the University’s
MLS program last semester, which included four online courses,
Database Management and
Web Design. “People in my profession tend to communicate
through online bulletin boards,” he observed. “Taking online
courses allowed me to become conversant in these forums. It kept me
abreast of all the advances in technology throughout my
Having already completed his JD at Touro Law School, Errol hopes
to obtain a position as a librarian with the FBI, CIA or the
Department of Justice. He is also investigating positions as an
academic librarian in law schools. “All of these positions would
effectively combine the knowledge I gained in law school and at St.
John’s,” Errol stressed.
His online course experience taught Errol the virtue of effective
time management and allowed him to take an internship in
Washington, DC at the National
Archives, while simultaneously completing his studies. “It was
great to have that option,” he stressed.
Another unique element of online coursework that Errol found
helpful was the feedback he received from professors. Unlike a
traditional class setting, he was able to refer back to their
archived responses for future reference. “Their responses were
often detailed and illuminating which helped with future
Errol also appreciated the ease with which he could reach his
professors online when freed from the constraints of traditional
office hours. “They were always available,” he noted.
Grateful for the online experience, Errol found it a great
complement to traditional classroom coursework. “At times being in
a classroom is a burden. Taking classes online opens up a whole new
set of possibilities.”