Explain how/why you think the use of each strategy will contribute to your success as an online learner.
Technology use: 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 “class time”; 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 your colleagues. To prepare: Review this Week’s assigned readings from the Walden e-Guide and the document, “Technical Tips for Learning at Walden,” in the Learning Resources. Review this week’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 course.
By Day 6 Read a selection of your colleagues’ 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 colleagues’ Technology use 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 research.
Make a suggestion based on additional evidence drawn from readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.
Expand on your colleagues’ Technology use postings by providing additional insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.