Because online learning is such a novel idea, most individuals may find that they are having a difficult time preparing for their online programs. The best way to prepare for any online program is to ask a series of questions, or to create a checklist. It is vital that prospective students are able to assess their motivation, career goals, the learning process and learning environments.
Prospective students may first want to ask themselves:
Before signing up for online courses, students should request to see each course's syllabus as well as any other important course outlines. Students should make sure they know each courses':
Furthermore, before enrolling in a course, students also need to consider the course's electronic learning environment. Technological considerations include:
Once students have signed up for their online courses, it is imperative that they then create a functional work environment. Concerns that should be addressed include whether or not: