Is Distance Learning Right for Me?
Distance learning relies heavily on computers and web-based technology.
There are a number of benefits to online and hybrid learning, and student success depends on good time management, self-discipline and motivation. Additionally, students must be proficient users of computers and be able to troubleshoot issues with their own technological devices. We strongly recommend that you examine your learning preferences and technology-related skills before registering for an online or hybrid course.
These tools are available to help you assess your compatibility with the distance learning environment:
If you feel you may be lacking some of the prerequisite skills for distance learning, it is recommended you complete the ITE 115 course before enrolling in your first online or hybrid course. Alternately, you can explore an online, "independent-study" of these skills by joining the Ready for Online Learning (ROLL) workshop.