Distance Learning Student Blog
Making online learning truly "Anytime/Anywhere"
We live in a portable society;
everything, it seems, is designed to go. So it would make
sense that students would want their education to follow
suit. Online learning is a great alternative to the
traditional classroom setting because instead of going to
class, you bring the classroom to you.
learning provides you with greater flexibility and more
freedom to pursue a degree, there are also some aspects of
online learning that can be quite challenging. However, with
a little ingenuity and know-how, you can turn these
challenges into opportunities.
Since the online classroom is just an internet
connection away, having a reliable internet connection and a
good computer makes accessing your online classroom less
stressful. Compared to just a few years ago, laptops
now-a-days are reasonably priced and very reliable. They
also give you the option to take your computer with you.
If you have wireless internet capability, even better.
now are wireless hotspots, making access to your online
classroom even easier. This does not mean you should run out
and buy a laptop if you are just going to take one online
class. But if you think you are going to be taking online
classes on a consistent basis, it would be a good
investment. They are very nice and make
accessing your class that much easier.
What could be more anytime/anywhere
than a mobile device? They are designed to be small,
light and portable. By downloading the LCSC Blackboard
Learn free mobile application on to a compatible device, you
have instant mobile access to your online and technology
Having a flash drive, is an
indispensible tool for online learning. Having one allows
you to bring information with you wherever you go and save
information from any computer. You can pick up a flash
drive today that has more than a gigabyte of storage for a
relatively inexpensive price.
Keep in mind that flash
drives are not designed to be long-term storage devices.
Regularly back up your information on your home computer or