Discussion 2: Strategies for Success
Studying online brings new opportunities, but it also
poses new challenges. For example, the traditional classroom creates a
concrete and very specific time and space in which you engage in
educational activities. In contrast, the virtual online course
environment requires you to manage your time without the support and
structure offered by a traditional classroom. While the flexibility of
online learning may be beneficial, consider how the lack of
face-to-face, non-verbal feedback may be a challenge. This Discussion
provides an opportunity to explore strategies for successful online
- Review this week’s Learning Resources for strategies for success in online learning.
By Day 4
Post a strategy for successful online learning in each of the following areas:
- Time management
- Effective communication
- Effective use of technology
Then, explain how each of these strategies can contribute to your success in online learning.
Be sure to practice citing and referencing the course resources you use in APA style.
Read all of your colleagues’ postings.
By Day 6
Respond to at least one colleague who identified different strategies than you in both of the following ways:
- Identify strengths of two of your colleague’s strategies.
- Suggest a way your colleague could improve two of his or her strategies.
Return to this Discussion in a few
days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have
learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments
your colleagues made.