Guess what? The world is changing again as it always does. But this change that I’m going to address today is something that we were watching slowly take progress.
What change am I talking about today? Well, the progression from the physical world to the digital world.
Think about it.
We have seen the digitization of each aspect of our lives occur from around the time the United States government invested in and scaled the Internet to when it finally crossed over in the 1990s for consumers with the worldwide web.
The world slowly changed each year as new companies and leaders took chances and invested in new technologies and systems to make consumer’s lives easier.
From education to dating to shopping for groceries, each aspect of your life is more streamlined and efficient. That is why it is no surprise that you can take free online MBA courses and gain the knowledge that executives have used to succeed and thrive in life.
To be honest, this is the most exciting area of the new world to me. The area of education is where we can genuinely make changes in our society and enable smarter, educated people, who can help to create a better future.
It is exciting because there are so many different ways that education can unlock human potential and improve our future. Let’s talk about how education is now on demand, relevant, and more cost-effective if you know where to look and how you can practice the right habits to succeed in this new world.
There is one problem with online education; it has a different structure and at times no structure at all. Those who can not get used to this new paradigm often do not finish their online courses.
But have no fear, you can get used to this new paradigm, transition and succeed.
It is how you respond to it and thrive with a different structure type. Recall that the structure type is what is making a substantial difference here.
Here are a few tips for you to succeed with flexible online education.
Take it Seriously
Many of us may have the experience of paying an excessive amount of money for classes and going to classes in person. The dollar investment and the physical presence provides us with some structure in itself.
We made a large investment and want to make sure that we succeed and can use that knowledge and turn into a compelling job. So because of that investment, we take the schooling more seriously.
The idea is that we want it to pay off and will ensure to do what it takes to commit and dedicate ourselves to the work at hand. Finally, having the physical presence helps us to make friends and have accountability buddies.
Not only will our buddies help us to stay accountable but so will our teachers and the general system in several ways.
But with online classes the world becomes your oyster in a sense. For instance, you have much more control. That is a great thing and a bad thing.
You go from structure in all aspects to structure in a few aspects.
As you take online classes you must go ahead and implement the structure and implement your schedule accordingly to wake up and do the work.
The fact of the matter remains that in life and in online courses you can get out of it what you put into it.
It is easy to get swept in the world of online classes and dive in for long stretches of time. The problem with that approach is that you will burn out and then not be in line with your goals.
That is why it is of the utmost importance to take time for yourself and work moderately to where you can meet goals and finish tasks without getting ahead of yourself.
The idea is to chew slowly and not bite off excess work at one time.
Remember that we are social creatures and that we want to make sure that we have accountability throughout the process. But we don’t want to just have accountability, we want the opportunity to talk to others and still create a more social experience throughout our online journey.
So seek out peers, form a structure or a forum where you can interact regularly and check in so you can stay balanced and sane through the hard times and good times.
If we are able to implement these aspects then we will thrive as we transition from offline to online schooling..
Have fun and good luck!