Getting Online: The GO Project


Tips for Online Learners

Your Turn

  1. If this is your first experience with online learning, do you think you would like to explore other online learning opportunities? Why or why not?

  2. What type of online learning opportunity will best suit your learning style?

  3. What are your personal learning needs? What type of online learning do you think will best meet those needs?

  4. If you are considering an accredited online learning opportunity, what criteria might you use to determine if it will meet your needs? For example, if you are trying to complete a degree program, will the online learning opportunity be accepted as credit towards that degree?

  5. How might you incorporate online learning into your schedule?

  6. What technology do you have available for online learning? Are you comfortable using it? If not, how could you increase your comfort level?

  7. If you were to sign up for an online course today, would you choose a self-study option, a synchronous workshop, an online accredited course, a webinar, a podcast or something else? Why?

  8. What online learning opportunities might be available to meet your professional development needs? If your employer is reluctant to support your interest in online professional development, how might you encourage his or her support?

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