AM I READY FOR ONLINE LEARNING?

  • Online Learning can be challenging learning format. Your success is dependent on you and the amount of effort you put forth and the level of your organizational skills.
  • Online Learning requires motivation and self-discipline, and it’s possible that you will spend more hours on coursework than you would if you took the same course in a land-based classroom.
  • You should plan to spend 10 to 15 hours on assignments each week for each course. Some courses also require you to attend a classroom session a few times during the semester or may require that you find a proctor for midterm and final exams.
  • How do you know if you are ready to learn online? To determine if online learning is right for you, answer yes or no to the statements below:
  • I can organize my time well, even when managing multiple demands.
  • I have good reading and writing skills.
  • I consider myself computer literate and use the Internet, email and word processing software regularly.
  • I can spend 9-14 hours a week on each class.
  • I enjoy working independently.
  • If you answered “yes” to most of these statements, online learning courses may be a good option for you. You need to be self-motivated. The ability to communicate well in writing is essential to success.