Self-Motivation is Key in Online Learning

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ouierur posted this 26 November 2011 - Last edited 24 February 2016

Online courses are a change from the on-campus experience because it's up to you to motivate yourself to complete coursework. Without an instructor looking over your shoulder (literally), you may find yourself losing track of what you need to accomplish. Online instructors are available to answer your questions, but they can't be sure that you're spending as much time as you should be on the class. Schedule your time wisely and think of an online class like any other. Set aside a specific time each day designated to coursework. Treating your courses as seriously as you would a full-time job may ensure your assignments get done and you're learning what's needed for the exams.

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dhandlos posted this 27 November 2011 - Last edited 06 August 2015

Excellent tip!

Self-motivation is key...the fact that students don't physically go to class can cause a disconnect, and being able to prioritize coursework as just as important as the rest of your daily tasks definitely helps!

Jennifer27 posted this 04 July 2012 - Last edited 06 August 2015

I agree! students may develop a tendency to leave their work on tomorrow and gradually it becomes a habit. One must take online courses only when he or she is fully determined. Besides this, juggling between work, family and studies can be tiresome. So, it's better to plan your things well in advance so that you can devote ample time for your studies.

GeeMortenson posted this 02 October 2013 - Last edited 06 August 2015

Don't lose a track to success! Make your studies become your inspiration and motivation for your life. I think the most important thing of studying online is to enjoy it and also have a strict time schedule as it was mentioned above.

Merki posted this 02 October 2013 - Last edited 06 August 2015

I think students motivate themselves either online or at ordinary unoversity. Everything depends from you..not from the form of education course.

Cam25 posted this 02 October 2013 - Last edited 06 August 2015

If you want to take the online course, you have to motivate yourself somehow. Everything depends on a person. If somebody really wants to achieve some results, he must work hard.Otherwise, even the instructor won't help.

chief posted this 04 October 2013 - Last edited 06 August 2015

I agree with you, but the instructor's attention is important too!

Josephine234 posted this 27 October 2014 - Last edited 06 August 2015

I think self-motivation is a pre-requisite either way. You've got to want to learn something otherwise you'll end up not learning anything at all.