Big Idea – Time Management for Students

Photo of a watch 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:

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).


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