3 Golden Rules for Successful Online Study


Whether you are a school-leaver, university graduate, single parent, overworked professional, or high-powered executive, flexible online training and education programs let you learn new skills at your own pace and in any location, as long as you can access the Internet (and even when you can’t, study material can often be browsed offline).   If you’ve never tried this form of (largely self-driven) education though, it’s important not to interpret “convenient” to mean “easy”.   To succeed with online study, you need to put in just as much effort and commitment as with any other mode of learning. Indeed, online study can be hard to adjust to, requiring a self-disciplined approach and the ability to manage and balance your time.   Rob’s Tips for Successful Online Study Rob O’Byrne knows a fair bit about online education, since as you may already know, he founded an online supply chain school to help professionals gain the pragmatic industry knowledge often omitted from more academic programs. Are you thinking about joining Rob’s Supply Chain Leaders Academy (blended learning program), or signing up for Our Supply Chain Secrets (supply chain e-Classes)? If so, or you have plans to enrol on any other online education program, you might find the following three golden rules helpful to follow, especially if you haven’t tried online learning before.   1. Home is Not Always the Best Classroom Before you decide to conduct most of your online study activity from home, consider first if that will really be the best learning environment. Some people have no problem studying from home, while others find it too easy to let distractions get in the way.   If you’re in the latter category, you might want to try studying in a different environment, such as an Internet cafe, coffee shop, or library.   The background noise in public buildings may actually...