5 Tips to Help you Succeed with Distance Learning
Due to COVID-19, Florida Career College has begun transitioning to online distance learning and navigating through a new type of classroom to ensure you have continued success in completing your program on time. This new way of learning can be challenging for some students to get used to, especially when they have never had an online class before. Unlike in-person classes, distance learning requires you to have more self-discipline to ensure that your work and assignments are completed on time and correctly. Distance Learning is being offered on a temporary basis to all of our students until in-person classes can safely resume on campus.
We know that change can be worrisome and cause some anxiety, but we want you to know that you can turn to us too. We are here to help you reach your maximum potential and be successful in your program. We have put together five tips to help you be successful and effectively communicate online with your instructors.
1. Give Yourself Time
The worst thing you can do is believe you will know everything the moment you start using the distance learning model. You should give yourself time to learn it and not become frustrated if you do not know how to access something. Remember, your instructor is there to help and guide you as well.
2. Technology Is Your Friend
One of the nice things about distance learning is that you will be exposed to several types of technology to assist you in completing your coursework. If you are not too savvy with the computer or technology, you do not have to worry as there are always tutorials to guide you.
Some of the technology you may use include interactive discussion boards, video conferencing, voice or camera features, and similar.
3. Keep an Eye on Due Dates
In the classroom, you have your instructor reminding you when assignments are due, which makes it easy to remember. Online, you will need to remind yourself and check your email periodically so you stay on track with due dates.
One good tip is to create a due date calendar and keep it handy and in front of you. This way, you ALWAYS know what is due and when it is due.
4. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
We all get stuck! Remember that. If you find that you get stuck on something or are in need of assistance, do not be afraid to ask. We have all been there, including your instructors. The team at Florida Career College is more than willing to assist you and walk you through the process of accessing items throughout the course, answering questions about assignments, and more. Simply reach out when you need to!
5. Collaborate and Get Engaged
Collaboration is so important in the distance learning community. If no one collaborates with each other, then no one is able to learn. Do make it a point to get engaged in discussions and ask questions.
Distance Learning at Florida Career College
The team at Florida Career College is proud to have you as a student and we want you to know that we are here for you as we transition into distance learning classes for the time being. We will support you and walk you through the process and our team will answer any questions you may have. We believe that the tips above will assist you in preparing for and navigating through your courses. If you have any questions or you would like to learn more about our distance learning, please reach out to your academic advisor today!