Traits of a Successful Online Learner

In general, a student who is successful in an online learning environment –
  • is able to stay on task
  • reaches out for help when needed and communicates with his or her teachers
  • organizes his or her work and time effectively
  • maintains a study area with reliable Internet access
  • has a parent/guardian who supports and checks on his or her progress on a daily/weekly basis – (depending upon the needs and age of the student)
  • requires less direct supervision
  • enjoys working with technology
  • uses e-mail, instant messaging, Internet browsers, and different types of software
  • asks questions and desires to learn new things
  • is comfortable working independently
  • completes assignments in a flexible setting