Five personality traits of online students

by frank-stuart
2JUN

There are numerous misconceptions around studying online. Some people say that it’s extremely difficult to do, while others swear that it’s too easy to be any good. Where things start to get nasty is when the non-believers hark-up and proclaim that online study isn’t ‘real’ studying. Well I’m here to tell you that this just isn’t true.

Students who choose to study online complete the same subjects and the same hours of work experience as their on-campus counterparts, with one exception – the computer is their main learning platform. So how do I know this? Well having studied both online and on-campus, I can tell you from experience that there isn’t really much of a difference between the two. Honestly, it doesn’t matter whether you watch the slideshows sitting in a classroom or lounging in your bedroom, it is what you study that is important – not how.

Do you have what it takes to study online?

It takes a special kind of person to study online. Not only do you need great time management skills, but an ability to set your own work is essential (a special kind of personal responsibility comes when you choose to study online). To help narrow down a few more traits that online students share, I have created this short list (I wonder how many traits you have?):

1. You’re a time management whiz
2. You want to work your studies in and around your life (not the other way around)
3. Setting and achieving goals is your ninja power
4. You love working independently
5. You can detach from Facebook for long enough to complete an assignment (seriously this is a skill in itself)

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Get moving into your dream career when you study online with ACPE

Do you think you have what it takes to become an online student? Do you want to know a little more about how it works and what kind of support you will receive? It doesn’t matter if you’re interested in learning about sport, education, dance or health, as the team here at ACPE can help you get moving into your dream career. Want to know more? Then why not give one of our Student Enrolment Advisors a call or (if you are in Sydney) join us on Saturday 13 June for our Open Day. With guest speakers, elite athletes & alumni on hand to answer all of your questions, getting moving into your dream career has never been easier with ACPE.

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