Taking courses online can be extremely convenient. Many working adults find that this is the best fit to balance pursuing or completing a college degree or certificate with work and family obligations. Attending classes online takes a slightly different skill set than learning in a face-to-face classroom. The classes are generally “asynchronous” meaning that within set due dates, you can generally determine the time and place complete course work. You will have the flexibility to work at a pace that makes the best sense for you and your lifestyle and other obligations, but you will also have to make sure you have set aside time for your studies. The Readiness Assessment and other topics covered here will help you determine both your strengths, and the academic and “non academic” issues that may present challenges .
An online course does not come to you. Success in the online learning environment requires a student to be self-directed and self-motivated.
Good time management skills are one of the most important qualities for the successful online learner to have.