You have to not only see, but experience it.
So what has rain got to do with learning?
In order to learn anything, one needs to be involved in their learning process. One needs to experience learning – that process in which one is actively engaged in finding out about something new, in experimenting, perhaps even in failing and trying to succeed again.
Until one does.
As a learner myself and an educator, I find it increasingly frustrating to keep distinguishing between F2F and online learning. Yes, there are differences as there are differences in every context, but there are equally many similarities.
Learner autonomy and the need to be proactive in one’s learning, is the same.
These characteristics may not come naturally to students who have little or no experience of being autonomous, independent, responsible learners, but with time and practise, they too can succeed.
However, today it has been mostly how learners can become successful when studying online that has taken up my mind.
What other tips to become a successful online learner would you include?
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