How to Study Online Courses

David Thompson,, Jan 16, 2019
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The recommendations are: create a space, set achievable goals, form a group, get out a calendar, and have fun. All reasonable. So are the bonus tips: take notes, and quiz yourself. But there's one more thing, and it's really important. Do the work. Online learning is very different from traditional learning in that in online learning there's no such thing as 'getting by'. When you're in online learning, you're in it for yourself. Not for the school. Not for the teacher. So you need to do the work.

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