For many of you, this is your first experience with an online course. Online courses provide a different way to study and place different skills from those of campus-based students.
You will find that, as an online learner, self-motivation and discipline are paramount. This means that you are completely responsible for establishing and maintaining a regular study system. In addition, some students anticipate that online courses will be easier than campus-based courses. From our experience, online students mostly say…..they online courses are NOT. You will be responsible for the same course materials and the same standards of excellence that are required in campus-based courses. While the HHU's E-learning team will provide you with support during the course - you should be aware of the self-discipline required to successfully complete our program of study.
Towards that end, we have sourced some of the best guidance for online study. You will find these below.
- To get the ball rolling, we invite you to read 10 Study Tips for Online Learners - a short article from the people at eLearning industry. Please click the link below: http://elearningindustry.com/10-study-tips-for-online-learners-getting-the-most-out-of-your-elearning-course
- Next up, please watch the short Developing a Mindset for Successful Learning video below. This video gives an overview of the 10 Principles of Effective Studying that students should understand if they wish to maximize learning from their study time.
- Next, please watch the short How to Get the Most Out of Studying video below. This video examines the common mistaken beliefs students often possess that undermine their learning. The video tries to correct those misconceptions with accurate beliefs about learning.
- Last, but not least, please watch the short What Students Should Understand About How People Learn video below. This video introduces a simple but powerful theory of memory, Levels of Processing, that can help students improve their study.
The guidance above really will lay a solid foundation for success with our online program, or any future online program you may chose to enrol in. We not only want you to succeed in business. We want you to succeed as an online student.