Is Distance Learning for me?
Online Orientation for ANTH-D002.-64Z with Arianne Ishaya
Distance Learning is not for everyone. Some students excel at distance courses while others struggle with them. Before you take the big step of choosing a distance learning course, work through this section of the orientation. Take the assessment to help determine if distance learning is right for YOU:
There are some things that you are going to need to do to be successful in a distance learning class:
- Complete the online or on-campus orientation.
- Carefully review the course syllabus.
- Schedule time to participate in the course each week. For online courses, a minimum of 4-8 hours per week online for each course you take is recommended. Reading and writing assignments, studying for tests, and other class-related activities will take additional time.
- Actively participate using the communication methods designated for the course.
- Seek out answers to your questions and problems.
- Complete assignments and exams on time.
The flexibility and convenience of taking a distance learning course can be an attractive alternative to traditional classroom courses. However, it is important to note that distance learning courses are demanding and require good organizational skills and discipline.