3 Lessons I Learnt About Online Learning

January 2016

Contrary to what people like to believe, completing an online certification course isn’t a cakewalk. It is flexible, but requires dedication and commitment. If you are planning to take up an online course, here are a few things that you ought to know:

It is alright to ask someone, ‘can you do my homework’:

Yes, it is alright to seek help from a tutor. Multitasking is great, but does not work in the long run. The continuous struggle to meet work and academic deadlines besides managing a family takes a toll on your health- emotionally and physically. Rather than fretting about unfinished tasks on the night before the deadline, it makes sense to be prudent enough to seek help. It also makes sense to hire and expert rather than worry about your falling grades.

Spend time and energy to find the right course and the right university:

Not all online courses on personal finance are designed alike. And not all online courses are good. Almost every university has joined the online learning bandwagon, but sadly, very few have made the effort to perfect their course. Does the university offer the course catalog online? What are the assignments to be completed? Would it include group projects? Answers to questions like these can help you find the perfect online class.

You have to brush up on your Internet research skills:

Most online courses include projects that involve a lot of research. Needless to say, the internet is the best place to source credible information. The key to good research lies in your ability to search beyond the first page of the search engine. Google Scholar is a great place to look for credible, citation worthy content. I got a tutor to do my homework, until I learnt the ropes of browsing.