eLearning & Technology


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In general, an effective online learner possesses many characteristics:

  • awareness of how she or he learns best
  • effective communication skills in reading, writing and speaking
  • problem-solving skills
  • an ability to ask for help when required
  • personal motivation
  • strong time-management skills
  • basic computer skills

These skills help eLearners to get started, complete course work, complete online tests and access support as required. For further information, consider the qualities provided by Illinois Online Network in its article, "What makes a successful online student?"

Whether you're learning exclusively online or with a blend of online and face-to-face delivery, all learners need to use technology and may want to use assistive technology. The material in the eLearning & Technology section of this website will provide tips and strategies to help you thrive as a learner who uses the internet and technology.