Do you know what your specific mission (purpose) and vision (desired outcome) are for your planned online learning experience? Here are five tips for making any online learning experience you undertake more mission and vision driven and achieve its purpose and desired outcomes.
#1. Preview – many times you can preview courses before enrolling. Also see if you can be sure the instructor’s style appeals to you and what you are looking for, especially if it is a paid course.
#2. Course Requirements – be sure to understand all the requirements. You may need to complete certain tasks before you are allowed to move to the next lesson(s). Are there real-time elements that require you to join classes or teleconferences at scheduled times? Remember, if a course or class does not work for your schedule, you will not succeed.
#3. Time Commitment – be sure to schedule the days and times you want and plan to take the courses. Do this even if you are not required to sign in at scheduled times.
#4. No Short Cuts – do not multitask or be engaged with other things. If you do not fully engage, you will not learn.
#5. Study & Practice – typically no one will be monitoring your online course progress. You must commit to fulfilling assignments or you shortchange yourself. One very helpful tool of online learning is the ability to go back and review materials when you need to.
By using these five tips, you will create for yourself a mission and vision driven online learning experience that will produce your desired purpose and outcome. If you need additional help in seeing and defining your desired mission and vision for the future, please go to http://www.missionvisionstatement.com. There you will find helpful information and tools to assist you, no matter what your desired purpose or future; hoping this helps you have a better online learning experience.