Success in virtual environments

Being independent and self-motivated doesn’t seem that important when you take classes in a traditional face-to-face classroom (it is). Attending the class for several hours a week makes you feel that the classroom experience provides you enough “motivation” to coast and keep going. While that’s a very inefficient approach to learning in general, it’s also one that seldom works in online courses.

Being successful in online or virtual classes requires some extra level of motivation and self-regulation. This survival guide from vlogger Thomas Frank, gives you great ideas to work more successfuly in online courses:

Understanding your technology

If you need support with Carmen or Zoom, the Office of Distance Education and E-Learning at Ohio State has a large collection of tutorials and support pages. Here are some of them:

Carvas (Carmen) Guides

Zoom Support