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How do I: Do well in an Online Course

This guide covers Information, Media, and Digital Literacy concepts and Digital Citizenship for Gr. 9-12 students, as well as teacher and parents.

How to do well in an Online Course

How do do well in an Online Course

Practice Netiquette

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Time Management

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Note Taking

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Battle Procrastination

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Things you should know!

1.  Online Courses are not the "easy route!"

To be successful in an online course you need to be motivated and self-disciplined as well as able to advocate for yourself if you are having difficulty with course material.

2. You need to be comfortable using technology

Online courses typically require online collaboration with classmates.  Additionally, technical difficulties are quite common with online courses (e.g. the requirement to download certain software).  It is important that students feel comfortable trouble-shooting, acquiring support, and experimenting with different technology if they are to take an online course.

3. You need to be aware that online learning is not always compatible with every student's preferred learning style.

If you prefer "hands on work" or physical interaction with classmates and your teacher over primarily a visual and auditory learning environment, then online courses may not be best for you.