I've done a class on statistics.com; there were some Europeans, and a Nigerian. The class I took did not have class meeting times; instead you had a book, and each week a reading assignment (course took only 4 weeks, some may be 6). Plus some homework problems. There was a message board where you could post your questions, and an instructor monitored the board and answered.
The homework (in the class I took) was accompanied by examples which were just like the homework, but solution was worked through. So I don't want it to sound like you just had a book and were left on your own. If you think about it, asking questions about problems you can do, causes you to think a little more deeply; rather than just trying to figure out which method to use, then chugging through, you question why you use that method.