Tips for Studying Online
Studying online is an exciting new way to approach learning and provides different challenges to studying in a classroom. The discipline of face-to-face classroom teaching is missing so the tendency to procrastinate is ever present.
These pointers are aimed to help you study successfully. They will help you maximise your time to avoid slumps or challenges that may delay your progress whether you are studying at work, at home or in transit.
- Prepare a timetable with at least two or three days a week of study time to complete the entire course. Pin this time-table at a place where you will see it constantly.
- Decide on a specific learning outcome for each session of study.
- Plan study 'chunks' within those sessions with definite break times. Our courses are designed into modules, each module needing just 10 to 15 minutes to go through.
- Take notes using the online notepad tool available with the course. Jot down points you feel are important so that you can go over them several times. This also helps to reinforce learning.
- Preview the course content so that you have a general idea of what each module is about. You can do so by exploring the Menu button at the bottom of your screen.
- A quick recall of each module helps refresh memory. Use the Menu to go back and review material any time throughout your 12 months of course access.
- Read through the Resource section made available. This will add to your study material and give you additional information on the topic at hand.
- If you come across an area of difficulty in your course content contact our online coach using the Ask Coach link in the learning environment. Our coaches are highly qualified with many years of experience in their respective fields.
- Use our online Discussion Forums extensively to enhance your knowledge and exchange your views with other students and your coach.
- If you are taking an assessment click on Assessment in the course menu to download your assessment kit. If you are required to complete assignments and/or case studies make sure you understand exactly what you are required to do before beginning the task.