Characteristics of an Online Learner

Learning in a virtual classroom requires students to be focused, motivated, and pro-active. Although students in a virtual class interact with their teacher and classmates online, most of the learning is initiated by the student through reading, discussion boards, homework assignments, quizzes, projects, and more. The following are characteristics of a successful online learner.
  • Time Management skills and discipline to complete projects by deadlines
  • Motivation to read, write, and participate fully in class activities
  • Time to devote a minimum of 5-7 hours a week per course
  • Possesses basic computer/Internet skills
  • Consistent access to a reliable computer and high-speed internet
  • Ability to maintain login and password information
  • Ability to communicate effectively with your teacher