“Thinking about heading back to school to and taking your first online course?,” asks Dr. Erik Nelson, Dean of the School of Continuing Studies. In a YouTube video, he gives some strategies for success to those interested in being an adult learner and going back to school and taking online classes.
“Look at your schedule—what you have going on in your life with work, children, your partner—and you’ll need to find the open pocketd in your schedule and plan the periods of time when you’re going to sit down and study,” he says. “Once you’ve figured out where these pockets of time exist, you’ll want to take a list of your assignments and start to chart out ‘when am I going to attack each of these assignments during the week?’”
Adds Nelson, “An online class is a living breathing thing from the first day of class all the way to the end…. It’s always in session. The more organized you are, the better off you’ll be.”
In Nelson’s video, delivered from Arcadia University’s King of Prussia Campus, he provides tips for adult learners to think about when making their decision to enroll in an online course. Watch the video.