Are you ready for online learning? Is online learning the right choice for you?
Step 1: Read about challenges to online learning, computer skills needed for online learning,ATC's technical support resources, and ANGEL, ATC's learning management system. Engage with interactive quizzes and learning activities to practice your knowledge!
Step 2: Complete the assessment for online learning found at the end of this orientation. Upon successful completion of the assessment, your score will automatically be submitted to your student account and posted to your academic history.
Online learning is not easier than face-to-face learning. Online learners need to be ready to take an active role in their learning to ensure a successful learning experience.
Online learning requires the learner to ask for help when needed. An instructor will not necessarily know if you do not understand an assignment or course material. Instructors do not see you face-to-face in a classroom. You will need to ask questions in a timely manner.
Online learning requires ten to fifteen hours per week per online course for learners to be successful.
Online learning requires a learner to be good at organizing and managing their time. It has been shown that learners who are well-organized, self-motivated, and able to manage their time effectively, are better able to succeed in online courses.
Online learning at ATC requires meeting course deadlines. Completing projects in a timely manner is important in the online environment. Online courses are not self-paced at ATC.
Online learning requires a lot of reading and writing. The online learner will be spending a lot of time reading, reflecting on, and analyzing course material. In addition, online learners will do a lot of writing including completing assignments for instructors and responding to threaded discussions with instructors and classmates.
Online learning requires active participation. Many instructors expect contributions to discussions from every student participating in the course.