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Getting Involved in E-Learning

November 09, 2019 E-Learning and Essay Writing Help

If you are taking on an online learning program, you will take part in structured and unstructured tasks, active engagement with material, student collaborations, student direction, flow and motivation. What this means is that you are given the opportunity to use systems with clearly-defined tasks that will measure your ability to absorb class material.

 

There is a goal that all online courses try to achieve: total absorption by the student in online learning activities, known as 'flow'. Flow, as a concept, is associated with challenge, clear feedback, learner control and concentration. The need for structuring learner involvement into the system is illustrated by the fact that the majority of students who do not collaborate online with other students, or become involved in extra work that is available to them, make these decisions because they think it is too time consuming. In other words, there is a need for students in college and university e-learning courses to ensure that they have the tools to become an active part of the system, rather than passive learners.

 

How can you become more involved in online learning and therefore be more successful? While you may read the course content online, you also need to write and place your 'discoveries' (links, data and content) into the system on a regular basis. Once you have mastered 'the basics', you need to place a priority on creating something new of your own. What this means is that, you can become involved in activities in your own time, searching the Internet for information, completing active research and posting results to share with the class.


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