How to Succeed in Distance Education
Success in distance education (DE) requires motivation and self-discipline. Students must know their instructor’s expectations and assume primary responsibility for their own learning.
Common Misconceptions about DE Courses
DE = Easier
No! DE courses are at least as rigorous as on-campus courses, and DE formats often require more writing and reading than traditional formats.
DE = On Your Own
No! Many DE courses require student participation in online discussions and other group activities. Instructors, advisors and administrators are there to assist DE students.
DE = Self-Paced
No! Most DE courses have a schedule of assignments and assessments similar to those in on-campus courses. Students must log into online courses regularly.