Tips for Online Learning
Much time and thought goes into trying to delivery an online course designed for students success. Besides course design, what else can contribute to a successful online learning experience? Leeward CC provides our students with a online learner orientation originally developed by the University of Hawai’i Information and Technology Services and modified with permission for our Leeward students.
Sharing Tips & Best Practices
This resources is sent out to all distance education students via a broadcast email prior to the start of the semester. However, instructors may also consider sharing this resource with their online students as a prior to the start of the semester or as a week 1 activity. After students register themselves (http://go.hawaii.edu/3V7) the Laulima site provides them tips and best practices for learning online and is divided into 5 sections.
- Basics of Online Learning
- Communication & Engagement
- Self-Management Strategies
- Support & Resources
At the culmination of the orientation students may request a personalized certificate of completion which they can share with their instructors as proof of completing the orientation. The following is a brief overview of the Leeward Online Learning Orientation highlighting its benefits and potential application in a course setting for instructors to consider.
Thoughts, questions, or feedback, please comment below. – Mahalo