Study Tips for Online Learning
Carefully read all written material received from your instructor. Follow the course syllabus, paying attention to benchmarks.
Develop a regular schedule for viewing programs and completing readings and special assignments. Avoid disruptions and distractions during the time you have reserved for viewing and studying.
Keep up with assignments and readings.
Complete the assigned readings and study guide activities before you view each program.
Whenever you have questions or concerns, contact your professor by phone or e-mail for help if you have trouble understanding a unit of study.
Plan to spend at least 10 hours per week on each distance education course.
Make sure you have access to all of the written material from the professor as well as the textbook and study guide.
Identify a study partner for each course or form a small group of three to five people.
Develop a set of notes for each unit of the course so you can review for examinations without having to read the entire text just before the exam.
Develop a vocabulary list of terms that are important to the course, especially those that are unfamiliar to you. Write definitions in your own words and review them at the end of each reading or after viewing the programs.