A. gain knowledge about the beenfits of self-training and learning using the different resources ONLINEE
B. choose the best online platforms and courses to be better trained and improve your skills on any subject
C. take the maximum advantage of the SKILLS+ learning content
Time needed to review this content: 30 MIN
E-Learning has become a real challenge to the traditional learning systems. There are plenty of different ONLINE platforms, courses and resources in the INTERNET to learn different matters. Most answers are easy to find in the internet and it is also easy to get an ONLINE course on almost any matter. However, choosing the best information to get trained is not always easy since the info is really vast.
There are many alternatives and tendencies in the self-training or learning field. Combining working and learning is possible but needs a high level of organization and responsibility.
This pill consist of a series of tips on getting the best out of self-training and ONLINE learning.
As in the “real life”, in the virtual world there are many different ways to get a training course but the common sense has to be leading the individual to choose the best one. Each individual has his/her preferences and his/her way of learning, and there are plenty of good resources to get the best results.
This video by the University of Houston summarizes habits of successful online learners. The topics addressed are: misconceptions and expectations of online learning and tips to be successful (4:36 min):
Five tips for successful on online learning by Facultatem Centrum.
This video shows 5 well explained tips for self training (6:51 min)
TIPS AND TRICKS
• Be organized.
• Set up a good an convenient schedule for the online learning.
• Get the best, free of interferences environment for your activities.
• Get in touch with the (other) learners.
Aim to get the best resources or platforms for your e-learning purposes;
Test the contents of the courses and check wether they fit with your learning needs;
Choose the best environment for your convenience;
Organize your time schedule to get the advantages of the e-learning system.
THINK OF SOME ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS
What are the things to consider if I want to choose an online course or platform for my knowledge needs?
Why is motivation in self-learning so important?
Did I understand the importance of my own responsibility for my ONLINE training success?