Check your computer or tablet meets tech requirementsto study online with adequate internet access - there are free/low cost options such as HumanIT, PCsforPeople (mobile phone alone is not recommended). Get tech required before registering, and try it our before assignment deadlines, so you can ask for help if needed.
Set a fixed time to engage in course work each day. Without classes at fixed hours, it's easy to put off. A study routine is helpful; self-discipline is crucial.
Create a dedicated study space which you can organize and routinely use. Ask family to respect your study times, turn off phone and social networks to maximize focus.
Use time management techniques. With more flexibility comes more responsibility to self-direct. Use alarms and calendars to stay on track. Watch this video to learn how to identify time wasters, to do one thing at a time, and to break large projects into smaller, more manageable tasks.
Take the time to ask questions and engage instructors. Read Andrews email and in-course messages and respond promptly. Ask for help - we care and can help solve problems when you share what you need. Open and proactive communication helps students and teachers alike.
Connect with others. Participate in online discussions. Use chat or video conferencing free tools (e.g. WhatsApp, Zoom) to study together. Pray for and support each other. Like, follow, post and share #AUOnlineStudies on instagram, linkedin, twitter or youtube.