Online learning provides quality education in a flexible format, but it is not for everyone. See if you agree with the following statements to get an idea if online learning is a good fit.
- I work well in groups and contribute my fair share to group work.
- I am comfortable responding to other people’s ideas online.
- I enjoy corresponding with people online.
- I am comfortable expressing my thoughts in writing.
- I can provide feedback to others in writing in a respectful manner.
- I understand that online learning requires an equal amount of course work as a face-to-face class.
- I am good at completing tasks independently.
- I believe I am responsible for my education and realize that learning is my responsibility.
- If I have a question or issue, I realize the professor is there to help and I am comfortable contacting someone about my question.
- I need a flexible course schedule.
- I can organize my time to meet course requirements.
- I own or have access to a computer (e.g., desktop, laptop, or tablet computer) on a daily basis.
- I can use the Internet on a daily basis.
- I know how to use a web browser (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Safari).
- I am comfortable with computers, email, and Internet technology.
How to Succeed in an Online Course
- Actively communicate with your professor.
- Set aside time and space to complete your work.
- Consider your tone when writing online.
- Actively participate in online course activities.
- Have a backup plan for technology and vital course materials.