The Successful Online Learner
Success depends on many factors, not all of which are technology related.
The successful online learner:
- Is self-motivated and is often expected to branch out and find other resources.
- Is self-disciplined; not a procrastinator; will need to budget time.
- Will question what he/she does not understand; depending on the structure of the class, the learner may feel isolated because there will be no face-to-face interaction with fellow classmates, so the learner must be comfortable with "conversations" with the teacher and with the class through open discussion threads.
- Has good reading skills; all means of communication depend on good reading skills.
- Has good writing skills; is able to express ideas clearly to prevent misunderstanding or confusion. (There is no voice inflection or body language which help in understanding the spoken word.)
- Should set aside time for online study; this is part of being self-disciplined.
To learn more and be prepared for online learning, visit the TxVSN CLUE IN, a Student Orientation to Online Learning program.