As an online college student, you are likely juggling a job and a family while building a better future through education. Your schedule is packed beyond capacity. Proper time management is the difference between reaching your dreams and crazy, stressful, exhausting failure.
Enter your online education with eyes wide open. It’s a new world, but some students have already made mistakes you can learn from. What errors should you be careful not to repeat?
You know quality when you see it. You know intelligence when you hear it. But can you tell a good online education program from a bad one through an internet connection? Can you select a quality teacher from a poor one without meeting in person?
Taking online programs gives people, often, a false sense of freedom. Online students tend to struggle more when it comes to completing assignments. With no, or few, face to face interactions with professors and peers, it can be too easy for an online student to procrastinate or perform poorly.
Understanding your decision to start or continue your education in a traditional or distance program requires an understanding of one’s personal responsibilities and location. Understanding your own work ethic is also important.
We all know that there are some significant benefits to an online education. Most cited are the ease and convenience for the student. Instructors, too, see benefits of this teaching approach. So what are the 10 advantages that forward-looking learners and educators really must embrace?
Many universities outside the United States offer degree programs, courses and certificates. With so many choices of international distance learning programs, it can be difficult to navigate the options. Learn about the options including public and private distance learning programs.
Online learning has grown since its initial concept and as it grows, so does the ability to present information in courses and lead discussions. It isn’t just teachers and instructors that are leading discussions; students are as well. Here, learn about student led online discussions guidelines.
The game world survived the boom and crash of new technology and is now in the mainstream market. Discover some current research and learn why educators that include games and interactivity in the E-learning environment can increase the motivation of the learner.
The characteristics of good e-learning sites are based on proven techniques that begin with the instructional design process and include other consideration like learning theories and styles, accessibility, SCORM and usability.