How Can I Succeed?
e-Learning is similar to the conventional education you’d get in a typical classroom. There are still distractions that can pop up that you need to ignore and a schedule you need to keep. The biggest difference between the two is the amount of concentration and self-discipline needed in order for you to succeed.
In a real-world classroom, the teacher can tell if you’re paying attention or having problems with the material being delivered. In a virtual one, it’s a little more difficult, which is why it’s important that you remain focused during your classes. It is very important to ask questions in the live environment or via email so that you fully understand what’s being taught. By doing so, you give yourself the greatest chance of attaining your goals.
When interacting with your instructor or other classmates, it’s important to remain as professional as possible as they cannot see your facial expressions or read your body language to see if you meant something in a different manner.
In order for someone to excel in this kind of environment, they need to have strong reading and comprehension skills. They also need to be able to clearly express their thoughts and ideas in writing.
While our instructors will do everything in their power to help you throughout the course, students need to stay on top of their assignments and deadlines. We understand you have a busy schedule and that occasionally, things come up that may interfere with your studies. But to be successful in an online course, you need to devote a great deal of time to studying and schoolwork no matter what the interruption. On average, the estimated time commitment needed for e-Learning is roughly three to four hours a day, so we recommend looking at your current schedule to see if you can accommodate this much time before enrolling.
As you will be getting several assignments throughout the duration of your course, we suggest you find an area where you won’t be distracted and can concentrate on your work.
It’s important for students taking online classes from home to have reliable Internet access.
Lastly, having support from a friend, family member or caregiver during your studies can come in handy when you need a little motivation or reassurance.