Post U. Student
Online learning in the past years has become widely popular for continuing education among adult learners. According to Phillips (2007), online learning allows the learner to be independent and self-directed and allowing the instructor’s role from expert to facilitator. Strategies to enhance the learner’s online experience include benefits to resources, convenience, and participation in student discussion.
In an article from Sergeant & Jarvis (2005), the authors explain how continuing education contributes to lifelong learning. Sergeant & Jarvis speak of the various ways adult learners use online learning to further and better their understanding of their career field. The ability and convenience of online learning to further education allows them to reach learning goals by use of interpersonal communication with other students who may or may not be in their field, but still enables the life long learning to continue to keep learning.
Academic success can be broken down into many different areas. According to the Wilcox (2009), time management is the key to academic success. Key advantages of time management will allow the student to reduce stress and anxiety and reduces distractions (Wilcox, 2009). Proper use of time management will ensure maximum time to learn, comprehend, and use your lessons learned to obtain academic success.
Philips, A. M., Jones, A. L., & Yamanaka, D. L. (2007). Strategies for active learning in online education. Journal of Adult Learning, 8(3), 120-125. Sargeant, T. A., & Jarvis, B. N. (2002). Facilitating interpersonal interaction and learning online. Journal of Continuing Education 41(11/12), 1245-1283. doi: 10.1108/03090560710821162 Wilcox, M. (2009). Managing your time. Online Continuing Education Resources. Retrieved from http://www.onlinecontinuinged.com/articles