Online courses are easier then I thought, once you get used to them, they become a breeze. It is much more convenient then trying to commute everyday. I think the workload is just as hard as a typical in class setting. Taking courses online is great if you can motivate yourself to do them, if not I would not recommend taking them. Most of the teachers will give you ample ways to get a hold of them in the beginning of the course, and will go out of their way to help you when you have a problem or a question.