Learning Exercise

Do you have the time to learn online?

Take a minute to view the Flash video at http://www.harperdoit.net/dlo/DLOwebsite/losadvice/story.htm to hear about one student's experiences with online learning. As an online student you'll need to allocate some time to work on this course. Visit http://www.harperdoit.net/dlo/DLOwebsite/tmcalc.htm and determine how many hours each week you have available. How did you do? Do you have at least nine hours available for studying? You'll need to participate in the Discussion Questions (DQs) three times per week. It might be a good idea to think about how you can schedule your time. Post a mesage in the discussion board about how you plan to allocate time to work on this online course.
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Exercise

Take a minute to view the Flash video at http://www.harperdoit.net/dlo/DLOwebsite/losadvice/story.htm to hear about one student's experiences with online learning. As an online student you'll need to allocate some time to work on this course. Visit http://www.harperdoit.net/dlo/DLOwebsite/tmcalc.htm and determine how many hours each week you have available. How did you do? Do you have at least nine hours available for studying? You'll need to participate in the Discussion Questions (DQs) three times per week. It might be a good idea to think about how you can schedule your time. Post a message in the discussion board that describes how you plan to allocate your study time for this course.

Topics

This assignment is useful at the beginning of a semester. While geared for an online course, it could be used for any course. Students determine their available time and reflect on how they will allocate time to study.

Learning Objectives

Student will use an online self-assessment to determine how much time they have available to study.

Assessment

Formative -- either online discussion board or in-class discussion.