Julia Fischer | November 8, 2011
I have been taking and teaching online courses since 2000. Over the past 11 years I have heard many questions regarding online learning and so I thought it would be a good idea to address some of those that are frequently asked.
What would you say the number one reason students are not successful in a virtual classroom or online course?
Time. Many students take online courses because they are drawn to taking a class that they can do anytime from anywhere. But what they don’t do is schedule time into their schedule. I tell all of my students to block calendar time for an online class every week. It doesn’t have to be at the same time or from the same location each week – but they do need to include time to do course work and to go online each week.
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