So you’ve chosen a study option with flexibility – you can study at home, at a time that suits you and even earn while you learn. But what should you expect and how can you get prepared? To help, we’ve come up with our top five tips for getting started with online study. This will help you get prepared, get organised and be ready for online learning.
Find your study inspiration
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? And what’s motivating you to get there? Try seeking some advice from those closest to you – they know you best. Or why not channel that Pinterest obsession and get creative. Try your hand at a mood board of your future. This can be personally, professionally and academically. Inspiration can be found anywhere, and once you’ve found it, hold on to it and use it to fuel your motivation.
Be ready to collaborate
Online learning has, in the past, encompassed a wealth of misconceptions. One of them being that you’re completely on your own. This is simply not true– online courses thrive with the use of collaborative activities. Helping you make genuine connections with your peer’s, collaboration will enhance your online experience tenfold.