The fundamental advantages of online learning are convenience and flexibility. It is great fun too, but with advantages come responsibility as online learning require need as much, if not more, time and energy as traditional classroom
Persistence is critical for success in online learning. Students must set a study schedule and stick to it They must be willing to ask for help as and when they run in to a problem.
To be successful, an online student has to want to succeed. Online learning requires independence, internal motivation, responsibility, and a certain level of maturity.
Students must manage their time well flexibility can also be stumbling block for a student who procrastinates A student must stick to the routine study schedule and complete assignments without continual reminders from a teacher Students must make a daily “To Do” list develop good habits so as to gain satisfaction from being well-organized and accomplishing given tasks.
Communication skills are vital for online learning Teachers are willing to help, but are unable to pick up the non-verbal cues. As such students must seek help when needed The Canvas LMS used by us provides several ways for students to communicate with the teachers such as for urns, chats, emails, and scheduled interactions.
Reading and writing skills are a must as students should be comfortable reading documents both online and offline and should be able to type. The assessments will have quizzes, multiple-choice questions which are easy to manage. But many of assignments would involve writing short or long answers.
Online learning requires the learner to have basic technical skills to succeed Ability to create new document use programs like Microsoft Word Excel, PowerPoint, familiarity with browsing the Internet is required lot success. We do orient our students at the beginning of the school year with these skills.
A good study environment is as important for success. The environment should be quite and without distractions. Temptations to play games on the computer or browsing the Internet for unnecessary things will have to be avoided Everyone in the family and friends must know that these are the hours you are at school.
The height of your table and chair should be such that you are comfortable. The screen and keyboard should be at the right height so that forearms and thighs should be level and parallel to the floor and wrists are not to be bent while typing Set up the place with good lighting, which is at least as bright as the computer screen to avoid eyestrain.