Is Online Learning at W&M Right for You?

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. 

Communication
  1. I work well in groups and contribute my fair share to group work.
  2. I am comfortable responding to other people’s ideas online.
  3. I enjoy corresponding with people online.
  4. I am comfortable expressing my thoughts in writing.
  5. I can provide feedback to others in writing in a respectful manner.
Learning
  1. I understand that online learning requires an equal amount of course work as a face-to-face class.
  2. I am good at completing tasks independently.
  3. I believe I am responsible for my education and realize that learning is my responsibility.
  4. If I have a question or issue, I realize the professor is there to help and I am comfortable contacting someone about my question.
Time/Schedule
  1. I need a flexible course schedule.
  2. I can organize my time to meet course requirements.
Technology
  1. I own or have access to a computer (e.g., desktop, laptop, or tablet computer) on a daily basis.
  2. I can use the Internet on a daily basis.
  3. I know how to use a web browser (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Safari).
  4. I am comfortable with computers, email, and Internet technology.

How to Succeed in an Online Course
  1. Actively communicate with your professor.
  2. Set aside time and space to complete your work.
  3. Consider your tone when writing online.
  4. Actively participate in online course activities.
  5. Have a backup plan for technology and vital course materials.
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