Three Steps to Success in Online Learning
1. Know yourself. Taking an online course isn’t right for everyone. Make sure you reflect carefully on how you learn best. Are you motivated and self-disciplined? How are your time management skills? Are you computer literate? If so, then good news – chances are an online course will work for you! If you answered no to these questions, check in with yourself to make sure this is the right path for you.
2. Be responsible. Online courses are just as important and require the same level of work and responsibility as traditional classroom learning. You are responsible for your success in an online course. If you need help, ask for it! Your instructor is there to help!
3.Participate and Communicate! Based on the course schedule, set your own schedule for participation. For example, you could set a goal of working on your course for 2 hours per day. Make sure you are active in online forums and ask questions to your instructor and classmates. Taking an active role in an online course makes it easier to actually learn the material!