The advantages of online learning can also be the source of its challenges. Successful online learning requires technological skills, time management, organization, motivation, and strong reading, writing, and communication skills.
This orientation is designed to prepare you for success in this environment. Click on the links in the headings for each section
Online learning is not for everyone! In an online class, most, if not all interaction takes place through written assignments, discussion board messages, and email. It requires motivation, patience, and persistence.
Use these tutorials to learn the technologies you will need for an online course.
Tips and resources for starting strong in online learning.
Learn how to communicate effectively with your professor and other students using email and the discussion board.
Read over these time management strategies and find the organizational tips and tools that will work best for you.
Set yourself up for success by following the advice in this orientation, and motivation will be easy! Find additional tips here.