Before beginning an online course, it may be
helpful to take a few minutes and use RILO to determine if this type of
coursework is for you, and how you can become a successful learner!
Before beginning RILO, please consider the following:
Although online learning requires greater
self-discipline, it also can give you more freedom to "attend" class
at times that are more convenient to you.
Online courses use written discussion and
interaction and not face-to-face contact with professors or
Online courses offer the benefit of being
able to attend lectures or review discussions multiple times, thus
increasing your ability to achieve course goals.
Online courses offer the ability to be on an
even playing field with your classmates.
Online courses are technology-based and
require you to possess a certain comfort level with computers,
software, and online service providers.
Please read the following questions carefully, and
select the answer that best describes you. In order to receive feedback
that is helpful to your decision-making process, be certain to consider
each question thoughtfully and honestly: