Distance Learning Student Support (DLSS)Phone: (904) 620-DLSS (3577)Email: UNFonline@unf.edu
Distance Learning is a wonderful educational opportunity for students and faculty, alike. It is convenient, engaging, efficient, and (when done right) increases student learning. But that doesn’t mean that it is right for everyone.Not everyone is ‘built’ for online education. Successful distance learning students have the following characteristics:
How can you tell if distance learning is right for you? Here are some helpful resources:
There are quite a few widely–believed myths about online education. They are just that – myths. Here, we break down many of those myths, and provide the truth behind them. The most important thing to keep in mind: Online classes take a lot of work! Probably the most widely misunderstood concept in distance learning is the amount of effort required. It is easy to confuse the convenience of taking a distance education course with thinking the course won’t require much work or attention. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Distance education courses typically require MORE effort from students than in the traditional classroom – particularly because it is self-directed.
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