Big Idea – Time Management for Students
Time spent communicating in the online classroom may be contingent on student expectations. It is helpful to get a sense early on what students' expectations are going to be with respect to:
- How much time they will be putting into the course.
- How much of your time they will be expecting.
Students new to online courses may find the transition difficult. In the following pages, we consider strategies that encourage students to be self-directed learners and help them manage their time effectively.
Encouraging students to become self-directed or 'process managers' in their learning means letting go of some traditional power roles as teachers (Palloff & Pratt, 2001).