“How Do You Make Remote Learning Fun and Successful?”

It’s just you and a computer screen. Yes, you can learn this way, but you will need fellow travelers to keep you on track.

A teacher, a classroom and classmates to bond, commiserate and learn with: For centuries, these have been the defining features of formal learning. Not any more. New technologies, demands of convenience and complex work schedules have made online learning ubiquitous. But how do you stay engaged as a remote learner?

For those considering enrolling in one of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by the world’s most prestigious universities, the business journal Knowledge@Wharton offers a hands-on guide on how to get the most out of them. Although a personal passion for learning or the need to upskill may have initially prompted you to enroll in a MOOC, it is other students who will help keep you motivated. Knowledge@Wharton recommends that you connect with fellow students through the learners’ forum or social media. Furthermore, you may even find MOOC learners who live near you so you can set up mutually beneficial “study groups.”


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Mastering MOOCs

Prestigious universities offer top-flight, mostly free MOOCs – massive open online courses.

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For employers designing online education programs, Samir Mehta and Holly Downs of the Center for Creative Leadership offer six strategies for creating, implementing and measuring the effectiveness of digital learning initiatives in the workplace.

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Among their best practices are the creation of peer partnerships. Peers can act as both “accountability” and “learning” partners and help each other succeed.


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