One of the benefits of taking classes online through a place like Polaris Career Center is that you can connect to the learning environment to listen to lectures, collaborate with fellow students, and do other coursework regardless of where you're physically located. Although many people opt to take their classes from their home computer, you can also log in via your laptop when you're away from home. If you're finding that you're frequently interrupted at home, perhaps by noisy children or a spouse who has questions about how to make dinner, it can be advantageous to take your academic pursuits to a different environment in which you won't be bothered. Here are some suggestions.
Libraries are renowned for being quiet, making them an ideal venue for people who are taking classes online and need to have an uninterrupted block of time. Libraries are also roomy, which means that you can find a cubicle, a bench or even a comfy corner of the floor in which you can connect to the classes via your laptop computer, don your headphones and listen to a lecture. WiFi connections are commonly free at libraries, too, making this a perfect study environment for you. Additionally, given that there are libraries in many communities, you may not have to travel far to set up at this venue.
An airport can be a beehive of activity, but the passersby won't be interrupting you. For this reason, the pre-security area of your local airport can be an ideal environment when you need to find a spot that offers a change of scenery and in which you can quietly work. Airports have a wide range of seating options, from benches and tables in the concourses to bar-style seating at restaurants. If you want to order a drink or even some munchies, you can set up in a restaurant booth and work without being bothered by anyone.
There's nothing wrong with visiting a hotel to work on your online courses, even if you're not staying as a guest. Set up somewhere in a quiet corner of the lobby and make sure to order a coffee or a small meal — this will justify your presence in the same way as it's appropriate to order something to eat or drink when you want to work in a coffee shop. The hotel lobby will often have its own WiFi connection that you can join, and you'll enjoy a quiet working environment in which people let you be.