Are You an Online Learner?
Every form of learning favors a certain set of skills. Ask
yourself the following to decide if online learning is right
Do you have the tools? Most online courses will state what
equipment is required. In any case, an up-to-date computer
and a fast Internet connection will best serve you.
2. Are you comfortable with the technology? You'll have to
understand your hardware, any software and the course interface
before you can reap the benefits of online learning.
3. Do you manage time well? Online learners usually don't
rely on a set block of time for a class; it's up to you to
decide when to go to school. Online learning demands a larger
time investment overall. In a traditional class, there simply
isn't time for every student to share in each discussion.
4. Are you self-disciplined? It's easy to sit back in an online
course, but your learning will suffer if you don't participate.
The lack of accountability could lead to poor study habits.
Are you comfortable in reading and writing? While some classes
have audio or video instruction, reading and writing are still
the dominant means of communication.
6. Can you handle delayed responses? You may find that your
momentum suffers without an immediate response to a question.