The following skills will contribute to your success in an online class: 

Computer Skills

  • access and ability to send and receive e-mail
  • attach documents to an e-mail
  • identify different file types (e.g., .doc, .txt, .jpg, etc.) and know what each means
  • perform searches for information on the Internet
  • easily switch between applications such as email, Microsoft Word, and a PDF reader

Time Management Skills

  • schedule sufficient time each week to complete all of your coursework
  • adjust daily routines to allow time for focused study
  • revise your weekly schedule to ensure assignments are submitted on time

Communication, Teamwork, and Motivation

  • ability to express your ideas, questions, and comments in writing
  • experience interacting with others in a virtual environment
  • be a self-starter to complete tasks