Before embarking in online learning opportunities, you should do some self-reflection.  Do you meet the following criteria of a successful online learner? 

Digital learners should

  1. be self-motivated, independent learners who are able to manage their work schedule;
  2. be able to manage and schedule time to complete the coursework in a timely manner on a regular basis;
  3. be able to communicate thoughts and ideas electronically;
  4. be prepared to engage in all aspects of the online learning environment;
  5. understand the basics of Office applications;
  6. have an active email account; and
  7. be excited to learn new tools.