Is eLearning for you?

Successful eLearning students:

      • Work independently.
      • Take notes from textbooks, media and online lectures.
      • Set goals and work through the process to achieve them, even when confronted with obstacles.
      • Are confident in their academic capabilities.
      • Are confident in their computer skills and in their ability to download required course software.
      • Are comfortable taking both essay and objective exams.
      • Have a back-up plan if technology issues can’t be resolved quickly.
      • Take responsibility for their own learning and ask questions when they don’t understand something.
      • Are willing to invest time and dedication necessary to complete their program of study.
      • Are able to complete what they start—don’t procrastinate.
      • Possess the appropriate reading and writing skills for college level courses.
      • Poses exceptional time management skills.
      • Believe that high quality education can take place outside the traditional classroom, and don’t require daily one-on-one with their instructors.

Hints for succeeding as an online college student

  • Create your BC NetID Account (which includes a college email address).
  • Check this email often, all college communications will be send to this email, including you registration date and time for each quarter.
  • Pay close attention to both course and college deadlines.
  • Block out time in your weekly schedule that will be dedicated to your online classes.
  • Do your homework in a consistent place at a consistent time prior to each class session.