Chapter 10 Online Learning
Online learning has become increasingly more popular over the last decade. Students are looking to take courses online at an ever-increasing rate. With the increase in part-time studies and students juggling many things including classes, jobs, families and hobbies, taking traditional scheduled classes becomes increasingly harder. There are many advantages to online learning as well as many potential disadvantages. It is important to consider whether online learning is a good option for you. There are several misconceptions about online learning. Many people think that online means it will be easy. Or they believe that since it’s online they won’t have time management issues. This is usually not the case.
In this chapter you will learn about common assumptions, discover the pros and cons of online
learning, and decide if it is a good option for you. You will learn some strategies for successful online learning. Lastly, you will try out an online platform, to give you an experience of how online
courses are often set up.
In this chapter on “Online Learning,” students will:
- Identify common assumptions about online learning.
- Compare the pros and cons of online learning.
- Evaluate whether or not online learning is a good personal option.
- Identify important strategies for online success.
- Explore at least one online learning platform.