|| THE TELECOURSE
The successful Telecourse
- Goal oriented and self-directed
- Knows how to learn independently
- Has prerequisite skills such
as a College reading level
- Attends the orientation meeting
- Begins the course activities
within the first week of the semester
- Sets aside specific time
on a routine basis for study
- Contacts the instructor promptly
when they have questions about any aspect of the course.
What can you do to
help yourself succeed?
- Telecourse students can end up neglecting Telecourses
because of personal or professional circumstances, unless
they have compelling reasons for taking the course. Don't
allow this to happen. Study every week just as if you were
going to class.
- Some students prefer the independence of Telecourses;
others find it uncomfortable.
- Telecourses give students greater freedom of scheduling,
but they can require more self-discipline than on-campus
- Some people learn best by interacting with other students
and instructors, but Telecourses often do not provide much
opportunity for this type of interaction. Try to set up
- Telecourses require you to work from written directions
without face to face instruction.It may take as long as
two weeks to get comments back by mail from your instructor.
- Telecourses require at least as much time as on-campus
- All Telecourses require some on-campus work: orientation,
review sessions, exams and labs. Student schedule flexibility