10 Ways to Ensure Distance Learning Success

I’ve been both a distance learning student as well as a distance learning instructor. These experiences have provided a unique opportunity for me to discover ways to be successful. I wrote this article in 2009 and it’s proven to be “evergreen.” The truths still apply: 

1. Read the Syllabus and Use it as a Roadmap

2. Turn in All Assignments Complete and on Time

3. Follow Online Resources Carefully Week by Week

4. Search for One New Idea in Every Class Session, Assignment, and Reading

5. Support and Encourage Fellow Classmates

6. Contribute to Discussions

7. Stay Organized

8. Never Procrastinate

9. Consider How Your Experience Fits Into the Discussion

10. Set Long-Term Goals