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Qualities of an e-Learner

Learning Anytime, Anywhere...

Do you have what it takes?

To be successful in eLearning, you should be comfortable with using technology and able to adapt to the learning techniques and methods utilized in a virtual learning environment.

Let’s dispel a few myths:

  • eLearning courses are not easier than courses in a traditional classroom.
  • eLearning courses are not self-paced.
  • eLearning courses are unstructured.e-learning icon 1
  • eLearning courses do not take less time than courses in a classroom.
  • eLearning courses don't require college-level reading and writing abilities.
  • eLearning courses are for everyone.
  • eLearning courses do not require computer and keyboarding skills.

Predictors of Success

There are some predictors of success in an eLearning class.  While not universal, they can help you to determine if an eLearning class is appropriate for you.

Successful eLearning students are:

  • Self-motivated and disciplined.e-learning icon 2
  • Independent, but will ask for help.
  • Confident and competent in using a computer.
  • Open-minded about sharing life, work, and educational experiences as part of the learning process.
  • Willing and able to commit to 4 - 15 hours per week per course.
  • Actively engaged in their courses.
  • Organized and efficient in time management.
  • Strong readers and writers.
  • Able to think ideas through before responding.
  • Able to meet minimum requirements for the course/program.
  • Able to assimilate information and execute the right decisions.

Successful eLearning students are expected to:

  • Have access to a computer and the Internet.
  • Participate in eLearning classes 5 – 7 days per week.
  • Complete assignments on time. 
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