online student

United States
April 9, 2007 8:13pm CST
I have just enrolled in an online course. Is anyone else doing this? If so do you have any advice?
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@rdas77 (14)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Yes, I had enrolled and completed online course. Online student has to be committed to complete the degree or course you are taking. -Plan your time effectively. Create a schedule and try to stick to it. -Not having face to face interaction with classmates may be a issue. Create a online class buddy or group to collaborate, if allowed by the course. -If you don't have access to university libraray, try to get books form local library, -Have a reliable computer and fast internet. -Always backup your work. -Points are often granted by intructors for Online class discussion. RE-Read before you submit your comments to any discussion because words cannot convey feeling and may offend someone. -Don't miss your deadlines. -Be organized -Be in contact with your instructor as much as you can. You may need recommendations for them in further. So make sure they know you. I found Online courses to take more effort and time because the classroom never closes. We were given points based on online discussion content. Somedays I would be busy and everything I wanted to say would already be said by some other student befor I would have time to post my comments. But it didi give me the flexibily I was looking for.
@simran1430 (1793)
• India
12 Apr 07
You can study any time you want. You can study with whomever you want. You can study wearing anything you want (or nothing if you prefer!) Online courses give you the flexibility to spend time with work, family, friends, significant others or any other activity you like. You still have to complete the work (and this flexibility can be your downfall; see disadvantages) but for many people, with continually changing work schedules or people who make frequent business trips, parents with small children, students caring for others or whose health prevents them from making it to campus on a regular basis, students whose friends or boyfriend/girlfriend drop in unexpectedly, or for those days when the surf and/or snow is wicked, this method of course delivery can't be beat.Online students often find that their family, friends and/or boy-girl-friends get involved in the course. Oftentimes, a student will study with that special someone present. Children may take an interest in the online environment. Parents may look over the shoulder of an online student while they are surfing across the web. In short, everyone in the household gets involved in learning. Having the support of your family and friends makes you more likely to succeed.
@ayushi (224)
• India
10 Apr 07
its good you have started an online course...its far better than doing nuisance here online...the only advice i can give you is to be serious about it and just dont take it for granted...many people will try demoralizing saying that it is nothing more than time waste...but dont listen to those people and concentrate on oyur work... alll the best