Well-constructed online learning gives you the best of both worlds - quality content that you can work through at your own pace, in your own place, but with a level of personal attention that even rivals face-to-face programs. And, you guessed it... Health e-Learning programs are the BEST of online learning.
Online learning is a flexible way of studying. You can study from any computer connected to the Internet. Our courses are all broken down into modules and/or topics that allow you to study for as long as you want to, or for as little time as you can spare at one time. You can repeat the topics until you understand them completely. Our major programs are facilitated by experts in that field. You'll have easy and quick contact with your facilitator, AND you'll be able to see who else is studying the same course and talk with them using the course forum.
We use a student-friendly educational software platform that will facilitate your learning using course content prepared by the Professional Development Educator; relevant graphics; interactive quizzes, crosswords, etc; direct links to other excellent websites enhance your studies; optional and required readings (provided); workbook activities; forum discussions; exercises and tasks as applicable to your program.
Follow these study tips to succeed with your online courses.
- Set aside a time when you can work uninterrupted.
Be firm with family, friends, or workmates who may disturb you. Treat this time as a face-to-face class. You may be home or at work, but you are actually "not around".
- Build a study plan.
Break the work into manageable chunks and tick off each part as you complete it. Use a to-do list, set time limits, and stay on schedule.
- Ask for help when you need it.
If your course is tutored, plan to contact your tutor every week.
- Use the forums.
Post questions and try to answer the questions in the forum.
- Talk to your peers.
Use the chat/message system to communicate with your colleagues and other students.
- Stay well and healthy.
Find some Occupational Health and Safety exercises to do regularly so you do not get sore eyes, a sore back, or RSI (repetitive strain injury) when working or studying online.
- Print your course material.
If you find it easier to read from a paper you are permitted to print ONE copy of your course for personal use. Just remember, your browser will determine your print outcome. Also, if you have to go away or spend time traveling, consider printing your course to take with you - that way if you can't get a reliable internet connection, you don't necessarily have to fall behind. Just remember that the courses have links to other websites, interactive activities, and multiple-choice assessment exams that cannot be done on your paper copy.
- Stay motivated.
Don’t underestimate the effort needed to fully commit to your online courses. You will have productive and less productive days so find a way to keep yourself motivated, e.g. never forget the reason why you took these courses; reward yourself every time you complete a task; make sure that you take time for yourself, and stay positive.
And most importantly, Enjoy your studies!