CREDITS: Mayra Writes
According to an estimate by a recent survey conducted, it’s a fact that was found that more than 26 percent of the online learners did not consider themselves expert or highly skilled with technology. There are such multiple examples where it is assumed that everyone is hands on with technology. But the reality is quite different a number of students are not comfortable with the use of technology in the process of learning. Simply, it should not be that surprising for us to look down upon if the online learner’s don’t have a required technical expertise.
Whenever we talk about the success of online learning, we always put focus on the skills of instructor and don’t even consider that learners even have an equally important role to play. In this context you will learn about few tips that is so important and is considered the key to become a successful online learner. As we all know that distant learning is an ongoing educational process and it depends upon us whether we want to take advantage from it or not. So, online or distant education necessitates determination and some time in order to get rewarded.
At times online courses are challenging and procrastination is not a good idea when we study online. Nowadays more than 45% of higher education students are enrolled in online courses due to the fact that online tutoring benefits the students for being less expensive, which enable them to spend less money and even time. So, in order to be a successful online student, the most important decision Is to choose the right program which will even help in achieving good grades. So, success is dependent upon you, your teachers and as well upon the decisions you make during the process.
To be a successful online student, one needs to figure out a system that ensures that the student gets his/her homework done & this could include to find an accountability partner like a friend who will keep on bugging until student gets the work done. The homework problems should be solved within the specific days the homework was assigned as pending work could be stressful. Students should pay attention to find out what types of learning will work best for them according to their own temperament, and this could include listening to recordings of lectures, by reading a chapter presented in the textbook or via taking thorough notes and once it is identified, it would be beneficial for students to give more and more time to that learning style.
Students can even develop study groups or online spaces for communication by collaborating with other fellow students online and by helping each other students can better understand what their online courses are about and how they can achieve success, but mostly students don’t bother asking for help when they are required during their studies and they consider themselves alone being virtually taking all the classes. Sometimes taking break from the online course students are studying even helps them to stay more focused. Hence the success of a student depends on both having good teachers and upon figuring out a system of studying that works well for them and sticking to it.