Do Shift Your Attitude Towards Learning
Think positively as you study, and if you’re not feeling positive then step away and do another task until your mindset has changed. Don’t compare yourself with others, as this approach never helped anyone to succeed.
Do Have A Reliable Internet Connection.
When you study online, your computer and internet access are as important as the physical settings in a typical classroom.You should consider your internet access equally critical as a notebook, pens, paper, or a chair in the classroom. Avoid opening multiple tabs and you’ll be way ahead of the game.
Do Take Study Breaks
For the eLearner is the necessity of taking regular study breaks. Set yourself some smaller study breaks and plan towards them. A 10-minute study break every 50 minutes is ideal. After this, you can add a larger break of 30 minutes or more every couple of hours.
Don’t Just Assume You Can Study Anywhere
places filled with distractions such as a TV room or loud cafeteria filled with people probably isn’t going to be ideal for studying. If you like to study on the go, think about breaking up your lessons to suit different times and places. Read notes on the train each day as you commute, save online quizzes and assessments for later, and watch educational videos when you have your headphones handy.
Don’t Proceed Without A Plan
Do assess your educational and career goals. And do determine what combination of skills, or programs will help you advance toward those goals. It’s extremely important for the eLearner to spend some time each day and week to revise their lessons. When you begin your study session, you should plan the classes out to the best of your ability, and then adjust these to suit your availability. Have a daily/weekly/monthly checklist of what you want to achieve, and a clear outline of when assignments and other important milestones are due. Don’t procrastinate. Procrastination may be the one deadly sin of online learning. Do set goals and deadlines, and do try and stay current with your readings and class projects.
Making eLearning Effective For You
Do evaluate your progress regularly so that you know exactly where you stand in the class.
Do find rewards and motivators for completing tasks and coursework. Whether it’s in a corporate setting or for your own personal educational goals, it makes sense to make best of it. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you are having problems — with the technology or with the course — don’t let these problems stop you from progressing.
Think about good time-management skills to enable you to balance course work with your other responsibilities.
Don’t take the courses lightly because they are only distance-learning courses. Distance education can be just as rigorous, if not more so, as traditional classroom courses.
Do know the rules of good netiquette.
Especially to email and be prepared to deal with people who misinterpret your email messages, no matter how carefully you compose them.
Don’t think you are anonymous in a distance-learning course; expect more interaction with your Teacher than in traditional university settings. Remember this is 1 to 1 tuition platform.
Do develop good online education habits, such as checking your email. Respect the rules of academic honesty and integrity.
Do be prepared to use and sharpen your communications skills.
...especially your writing skills. Be willing to learn new technologies — hardware and/or software — that are necessary for distance learning.Be assertive in expressing your opinions and ideas in class discussions and via email, but don’t go so far as to send too many emails to the Teacher.
Share ideas, tips, and questions. Use review mechanism, it is provided for your benefit. With distance education, you are part of a virtual community in which it’s better to share.