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Is the Virtual College right for me?

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From the answers you gave, you have a real possibility of successfully completing distance learning courses. Please review the following traits of successful students learning at a distance before you prepare to take your first class.

Successful students learning at a distance

  • Work well independently
  • Enjoy a flexible schedule
  • Are organized to handle many things at once
  • Are motivated, self-reliant, and disciplined
  • Have the ability to reason by themselves
  • Are self-directed people
  • Are proficient writers
  • Have easy access to the Internet
  • Are comfortable using a variety of electronic telecommunication resources (computer and Internet)
  • Are willing to actively interact with classmates, instructors and other professionals through a primarily electronic learning environment
  • Are willing to dedicate a minimum of 8 to 10 hours a week (per class) to participate in the learning process
  • Feel that bringing their personal and professional experiences into the learning environment will be beneficial to their studies
  • Believe reflection is a profitable component of learning
  • Are willing to demonstrate the seven learning outcomes (problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, strategic thinking, leadership, active research and communication) throughout their studies
 

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