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  • In reply to: What makes you successful when learning online?

    4th July 2016 at 9:00 pm #360
    helenbeetham
    Keymaster

    It’s interesting how much weight the research gives to motivation. But motivation isn’t something you can easily measure. As you say, Clare, there are different reasons for engaging with online learning. The reward you are hoping for will decide whether at the end of the day you feel you have been successful. It’s very early days to be looking at the survey results but at the moment the motives people give for learning online seem to be quite evenly spread around the different options. I wonder what we will find out in the next couple of days when we focus more on this issue?

  • In reply to: What do you like about being an online learner?

    4th July 2016 at 1:49 pm #350
    helenbeetham
    Keymaster

    If I’m honest a lot of my online learning is very bitty and ‘of the moment’. I don’t just mean finding out information – though I do that a lot – but finding out ‘how to do’ something, from using a new online service to fixing a new seat to my canoe. Is that online learning? It feels like it it. What do others think?

  • In reply to: What do you like about being an online learner?

    4th July 2016 at 12:48 pm #348
    helenbeetham
    Keymaster

    I think that’s the reason many of us choose to learn online – we maybe couldn’t afford the time, money, travel, energy etc to do it offline, or perhaps that option just isn’t available. I wonder if there was any trade-off for you, and how you felt about that? And if this would have worked out as well if you hadn’t already made good connections?

  • In reply to: What do you like about being an online learner?

    30th June 2016 at 2:02 pm #284
    helenbeetham
    Keymaster

    Great points Tim and Kamila. One thing we have already found is that online learners want guidance to make sure they choose the right courses and opportunities to start with. Would you agree?