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How to Succeed Online

Are you ready for online learning? In general, the online student should possess the following qualities to succeed online:

  1. Be independent, self-motivated and self-disciplined.
  2. Be able to communicate clearly through writing.
  3. Be able to follow and comprehend course information through reading.
  4. Be willing to "speak up" if problems arise.
  5. Be able to think ideas through before responding.
  6. Be willing to collaborate with peers.
  7. Be willing and able to commit 5 to 10 hours per week per course.
  8. Be able to use the technologies required properly and effectively.
  9. Have practically unlimited access to a computer and Internet Service.
  10. Feel confident that high quality learning can take place without going to a traditional classroom.

If you feel you may have difficulties with some of the qualities mentioned above, contact the Distance Education Office at DistanceEd@wcupa.edu to discuss your options.