Successful Online Students. . .
. . . have a sincere desire to learn.
. . . have awareness of time and deadlines and realistic expectations for their ability to complete assignments with their best efforts.
. . . participate regularly in their online classes and respond to classmates even when it isn't required or assigned.
. . . help their online classmates.
. . . log into class each day to check for new material.
. . . are in the habit of checking email on a daily basis and respond to email within 24 hours.
. . . understand email etiquette and use email in a professional manner when responding to instructors and classmates.
. . . understand that their instructor and classmates are human beings, not just names on their screens.
. . . have clear goals.
. . . are able to connect the material in their courses to future academic or career goals.
. . . understand that technical glitches are inevitable and plan ahead to avoid problems.
. . . know where to go for help with technical problems.
. . . have configured their computer systems and software to meet the technical requirements of their online classes.
. . . are prepared for their online class before the semester starts.
. . . complete assignments early.
. . . have good time management skills and are self-motivated.
. . . have a high level of reading comprehension.
. . . are not easily discouraged or frustrated.