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Why Self Learning Online Programs Dont Work Effectively Pdf
When you call for homework, you’re always asking for A’s. You want to know all your harder-ass questions answered before you hand your final to your student, just to put them completely in check and for them to excel at what they’re there to do.
You think the only right answer is a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’, regardless of whether it’s correct or not. But is that really how it works? Can you really self-teach through a test? Is all the hard work you’ve been putting in on your student really there, or is it all for naught?
You don’t want to teach them just how to do their work when they are not ready for it – yes, you want to learn something of your student’s skill set, but how far are you going to push them?
Of course, if you really want to help your student learn anything without the effort or risk of them dropping out of school you might go to the source and work directly with them as a tutor. This works when you do your own work at home as well as go with your student, giving them feedback on their work, no matter how minor or whether they are able to take it. But then there’s the potential for that to feel forced, uncomfortable, and almost like they don’t want to progress.
Not all student work is meant to be pretty, so what if you could take that A rating a step further, and actually teach them how to make something work – how to make their work interesting and relevant for them?
That’s where online learning comes in, and online learning can provide a lot of motivation.
There are a lot of different types of online programs available – self-learning programs, online courses, and training centers, but there are a few key ingredients you need to look for when searching for one.
First off, if your student isn’t really motivated to learn online, look for programs that feature well-established and honest online learning resources and resources for the student to find what they want. There are always going to be options to be self-taught, but without an authentic research base for you to hand your student and future students you need to consider the ethical ramifications when it comes to doing it for them.
Not only that, it’s also a good idea to speak with people who are leading the courses to see if they have your student’s interests in mind and what they will get from having a mentor that will be pushing them forward.
For those looking for online programs that will add variety to their learning experience, investigate tools that allow students to work on assignments outside of classroom time, as that ensures you are pushing students to constantly innovate and challenge their learning styles. Most of these programs also have online chat boxes with administrators that let you speak directly with the students to ask about their learning preferences.
It’s important to also look at the financial side of the equation, as some of these online programs can come with a hefty price tag. But this is where online resources work best, and they are usually better and more beneficial to students who are coming out of a traditional educational environment.
If you’re on the fence about how to help your student become more productive, but aren’t sure if or how to jump onboard with one of these options, know that the internet is an awesome resource for anyone seeking self-improvement or pushing themselves beyond their comfort zones. And better still, if you take the time to look into other virtual learning resources that have specific for your students as well as educators, you can find a customized program that you can best fit your student’s learning needs.
Tagging Along With Scott is a long-running column that runs each month, covering student-related issues, resources, developments and happenings in the online education space. Any questions or tips you may have can reach Scott on LinkedIn.