Gives suggestions on how to become a success in online learning. Learn the online platform early, get to know your professors, be organized, have a schedule and a routine, start part-time, and learn to love writing.
In order to succeed in online learning, a student should be self-motivated and self-disciplilned; should commit to 4 to 15 hours per week per course; have unlimited computer and internet access; feel that high quality lelarning can take place without going to a traditional classroom; be able to communicate through writing; and be able to speak up if problems should arise.
Tips for succeeding in online learning include: treat the online course like a job; make a study plan and manage time carefully; find a quiet space and have dedicated study blocks of time; use online resourses; be mentally engaged but take breaks when needed; and limit social media.
Offers a list of skills and traits needed to be successful in online learning: persistence, effective time management and appropriate communication skills; basic computer skills; reading and writing skills; motivation and independence; and a good study environment.
This video features a college student who gives tips on how to choose and to succeed in taking online courses. The student must be motivated and disciplined; there should be good technical computer support; make sure the college or university is accredited; and how to compare price of the course versus quality of it.
Video lists tips on how to approach online learning: set a schedule; have a planner; understand how you learn best; get rid of distractions; stay organized on your computer; do work early in the day; use professor's office hours.