The only down side I see is there is no instructor/teacher to ask general questions too. And another question I would have, is if you do complete the coures does the certificate or degree(or transcripts) say anywhere on them that it was an online class that you took? In other words would a potential employer know whether you actually sat in the class room or sat at your computer at home.
Hunter, I don't know about other schools but , I took an online course last spring for sociology at Massasoit.
It was great.. To be honest I thought It would be a joke but I really learned a lot, and the prof. was available by phone or email.
Plus there was a predetermined time for once a week for 2 hours to chat live with others in the class and the teacher.
Also there was a message board to touch on subject matter. I have yet to see any CJ courses but I would jump at the chance to take one.
Just my 2 cents on the matter.
I am not at home so I couldn't get a link for this but here is a state web site for mass colleges that offer online courses. (www.mco.mass.edu
This really doesn't apply as Training but may be helpful for anyone pursuing their degree in CJ.