So the journey begins..but before you go rushing in..What
mistakes do you need to avoid at the start and during your
Education? Online Degree Programs are definitely a fantastic
opportunity, but please avoid the pitfalls along the way:-
1) Choosing the wrong online college or university. Yes, there
are many offers of degrees, that actually involve you not doing
any work! These institutions will part you from your hard earned
money and dish out a fake degree, that is pretty much worthless
in the real world. Lets face facts..If you honestly want an
online degree, you are going to have to work for it, just as
much as if you were attending classes and lectures. Therefore,
before you enrol, always check what type of programs, resources
and support will be provided.
2) You must be aware that online education and online degree
programs are not for everyone. You must have a certain amount of
motivation and self-discipline to work and study. Numerous
students never actually finish their degree. You must look at
planning your days, weeks and months. Schedule your study time
for when it suits you and when you are most likely to feel
committed to do the work. Don't just view this as a long term
goal, set yourself mini goals to achieve at regular intervals.
3) All online degree programs will assign you an online lecturer
and also the chance to interact will fellow students, through e
-mail, chat rooms, message boards and a whole host of other
virtual resources. Avoid these at your peril..this is a great
way to ensure you are on the right track and to stay motivated.
Many students who fail to take advantage of this assistance,
become overwhelmed by their learning materials and assignments.
4) Have you heard of the university of life? If you are going
back to education after a long period in the wilderness. You may
also be able to receive credit for life and work experience.
Hence you may be able to start your course at a more advanced
level. If you have worked for many years within the field that
you wish to study, then many institutions will consider this as
acceptable as an actual graduate returning to study. You can
check to see whether you can get credit for what you already
5) I think one of the biggest mistakes that online students
make, is they forget probably the most obvious thing about
online study. Remember you must follow the learning material
provided to you by your college or university, but you are in no
way restricted to just this. You have a plethora of information
at your fingertips..Use it to your advantage. The internet is
full of directories, online books and virtual libraries that
have an abundance of information related to your course.