I need deadlines to motivate me to complete activities otherwise I find my learning goes to the bottom of my to do list!
Supportive tutors are also key to keeping me engaged and focused. Regular catch ups with tutors, or emails to check on progress really help me to keep my motivation.
I have had a recent opportunity to complete a Jisc SEDA course online around student staff partnerships. This course complimented my work and offered an insight into current practice as it offered an opportunity of hearing from others on the course. I was able to fit this learning in around my job and also around my family life. This often meant working late at night on the online activities but this enabled me to complete the course and meet the tight deadlines. Having the flexibility that online learning offers was something I really appreciated.