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Distance Learning & e-Learning
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office
Kowloon, Hong Kong
To be a successful distance learner you must think about your learning habit, your time, your commitment and motivation. The following tips may be helpful to you:
Your learning styles
There will be no formal classroom meeting except some courses with limited tutorials. It is important for you to develop yourself as independent active learner given that you still have the virtual community of learners in the same course. There are as many learning styles as there are individuals with a network for sharing plus an instructor as a facilitator.
Having a good strategy to allocate an effective and efficient study plan for you is an important first step:
- What time of the day could you concentrate on your studies best?
Some students study best in the morning while some others are "night owls". It boils down to knowing your study habits.
- What kind of studying environment suits you best?
Some students are accustomed to silent studying environment (e.g. in a library) while some others prefer some noise in the background. Thus knowing your distraction-free environment is your second step.
Learning through collaboration
By staying connected with the instructor or fellow students, you could reap the benefits of exchange of ideas and collective wisdom, stay motivated and seek consultation. Channels like online forums, emails, instant messengers or other virtual resources could help.
Online dictionaries, books, databases and even encyclopedia are more accessible than ever. Be sure to identify the information sources which are relevant to your specific studies and which allow you to enjoy the success while at the same time saving the cost of purchasing reference materials.