Successful online learners are actively interacting with other students and with faculty. Online learning material is presented in a variety of ways including video, links to outside learning environment websites, case studies, discussions, and more.
Unlike face-to-face learning environments, online learning technology is accessible "anytime, anywhere" which makes it convenient for the student. In contrast, face-to-face learning means classes are scheduled at set times and locations and students must be available when and where the courses are offered. Online learning offers flexibility and convenience, and a recent Education Department report suggests that online learning can have better outcomes than traditional classroom settings.
Successful online students have some common characteristics. They are:
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