Persistence is perhaps the biggest key to success in online learning. Students who succeed are those who are willing to tolerate technical problems, seek help when needed, work daily on every class, and persist through challenges.
2) Effective Time-Management Skills
You must be able to manage your time well. Most courses are not taught in real-time. There are no set times for classes. This flexibility is one of the great benefits of online learning. It can also be a drawback for a student who procrastinates, is unable to stick to a routine study schedule, or is not able to complete assignments without daily reminders from a teacher.
3) Effective and Appropriate Communication Skills
Communication skills are vital in online learning because students must seek help when they need it. Teachers are willing to help students, but they are unable to pick up on non-verbal cues, such as a look of confusion on a student's face. So use the tools provided by the school to communicate with your teachers.
4. Basic Technical Skills
Online learners need basic technical skills to succeed. These include the ability to create new documents, use a word processing program, navigate the Internet, and download software.
5. Motivation and Independence
To be successful, an online student has to want to succeed. Online learning requires independence, internal motivation, responsibility, and a certain level of maturity.
6. A Good Study Environment
Another critical component of academic success is a good study environment. Get some peace and quiet. You will need a quiet place to work without distractions from things like television, family, or roommates. Avoid games. Turn off your cell phone. Don’t surf the internet while studying. Set up good lighting and comfortable seating.