Week 2 Discussion
Online Learning Strategies
Completing courses in the absence of a physical classroom
and frequent face-to-face contact can be challenging, even for those who are
comfortable with technology and the online environment. You need to be able to
plan and manage your time well, particularly since there is no structured
â€œclass timeâ€; communicate clearly and effectively where there is no visual or
nonverbal feedback; and use technology effectively. This Discussion provides
you with an opportunity to think about your skills in the above areas, to
explore strategies for successful online learning, and exchange strategies with
Review this Weekâ€™s assigned readings from the Walden e-Guide
and the document, â€œTechnical Tips for Learning at Walden,â€ in the Learning
Review this weekâ€™s media program, “Tips for Effective
Online Composition and Communication.”
Think about some strategies you have used, or read about,
that may be beneficial for effective planning, time management, communication,
and technology use.
Consider how the strategies you have identified can
contribute to being a successful online learner.
By Day 3
Post a description of at least one strategy for each of the following
areas related to online success: planning, time management, communication, and
technology use. Explain how/why you think use of each strategy will contribute
to your success as an online learner.
Support your Discussion assignment with specific resources
used in its preparation using APA formatting. You are asked to provide a
reference for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this
By Day 6
Read a selection of your colleaguesâ€™ responses.
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different
days in one or more of the following ways:
Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional
background information, evidence or research.
Share an insight from having read your colleaguesâ€™ postings,
synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings
from the classroom or from your own research in the Walden Library.
Validate an idea with your own experience and additional
Make a suggestion based on additional evidence drawn from
readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.
Expand on your colleaguesâ€™ postings by providing additional
insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.
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