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Is Online Learning For You?

The online learner should have basic technical knowledge and skills to function in the online distance education environment.  Good reading and writing skills are important as you will learn and express yourself online using these skills. 

Technical Knowledge

  • Basic computer and internet skills
  • Able to communicate through e-mail
  • Able or willing to learn how to post on discussion forums

Time Management Skills

  • Start and work on tasks on your own
  • Follow class schedules and meeting deadlines
  • Set aside 2-4 hours weekly to study, log in, and participate in the course

Be an Active Participant

  • “Show up” and participate in online discussions per class schedule
  • Avoid procrastinating – it’s very easy to fall behind!