When you enroll for online learning, make sure are you capable and disciplined enough to do so. As we all know online courses are not as easy as we think. You need a passion to learn online. You need to be productive and set a time for yourself for attending the programs and put more concentration while studying. Self discipline is of utmost importance for online learning. If you are not willing to do all this you cannot be an efficient learner.
For online programs you have to make sure that you have unfailing internet access while your lectures are on. However it may happen that you are working and in the middle of your work, the computer crashes. So make sure you save your work and keep backup regularly by using cloud storage. A reliable internet access will allow you to check in and stay connected with your learning course.
For online learning you need to schedule 3 to 5 hours per week for study. There are support teams of tutors for coursework, technical support, chat rooms etc in which students can communicate with other students. The more you communicate with others about what you learn, the more motivated you will be to continue. We tend to treat online instruction as if it is a linear process and we don’t do enough to link things back and forth and connect ideas, resources, discussions and content creation in a seamless, back-and-forth nature. The more we do so, the better we will learn. Find and make connections with other people on the internet. If you are on Twitter or you are blogging and you have a network of people you can reach out to, then do it. Ask them to join a discussion or leave a comment or join a hangout.
Online learning has one fatal flaw. This flaw is ambiguity. Maybe we weren’t quite sure what was expected of us or what goals we could achieve by completing the online training course. Whatever the case may be, we didn’t feel as though our direction was clear, which immediately created a disconnection between us and the subject matter. This is why it is essential to be as clear as possible about the online training course expectations right from the start. Learners must be aware of what they are going to get out of the online training experience, as well as what they must do to receive the benefits.
There are many distractions available to you on the Internet. Avoid the temptation to let your mind wander when the instructor is covering a topic that you are familiar with. Remember, one of the benefits of attending an online class is that students can share information about a topic that they’re familiar with. Don’t miss the opportunity.