Are You a Successful Online Learner?

Qualities of an Online Student

Be open minded about sharing life, work, and educational experiences as part of the learning process.

The myBPCC forum eliminates the visual barriers that hinder some individuals in expressing themselves.

Be able to communicate through writing.

The myBPCC forum also gives students time to reflect on information before responding. It is critical that students feel comfortable in expressing themselves in writing.

Be self-motivated and self-disciplined.

With freedom and flexibility of the myBPCC environment comes RESPONSIBILITY! The online process takes a real commitment and discipline to keep up with flow of the online learning process.

Be willing to "speak up" if problems arise.

Many of the non-verbal communication mechanisms that instructors use in determining whether students are having problems are not present in the online paradigm. If you are experiencing difficulty either with the technology or the course content you MUST communicate this immediately!

Be able to meet minimum requirements for the course/program.

Online is NOT easier than traditional classes. It requires MUCH MORE TIME & COMMITMENT!

The requirements for an online course are no less than that of a traditional face-to-face class. The SUCCESSFUL online student will view online as a convenient way to receive an education – NOT an easier way!

Have access to a computer and the Internet.

Students MUST have easy access to the necessary equipment and services for participating in an online course/program.

An online student is expected to:

  • Regularly participate in your class
  • Be able to establish communication with your instructor
  • Be able to communicate professionally with respect to your classmates in your class forums
  • Be able to complete assignments on time

The online learning process is normally accelerated and requires commitment on the part of the student. You must stay up with the class and complete all work on time.