Welcome to your student guide to eLearning. Here you’ll find advice, resources and information about what to expect in your online course and what you’ll need to be a successful online learner.
So you’ve signed up for an online course, and you might be wondering what to expect. Well, it turns out there’s a lot.
In web-enhanced, blended or fully online courses you might read web-based course material, watch videos or listen to audio clips. You might engage in a dialogue with your classmates by leaving comments – respectful comments – on a course discussion board. You might also get hands-on with online tutorials and simulations; get interactive with a real-time chat between your peers or instructors; and you’ll probably take an online quiz or two.
But with the great freedom of online learning comes great responsibility: you’ll need to take a more active role in your education to meet deadlines, so it’s a good idea to schedule a block of time each week for your online courses. Take note of any days you may need to come to campus for in-person lectures, activities or exams. And try to log on to your courses everyday – or at least every two to three days.
To make the most of your online course, be sure to check out the Student Guide to eLearning at York for advice on becoming a successful online learner, technical troubleshooting and links to even more info.
Online learning at York: make learning work for you.