Online Learning Update

March 28, 2014

Critical success factors for online education

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Mario Matus, Navy Times

Active-duty service members and veterans tend to be nontraditional students — more likely to be married, have children, and to hold down a job while going to school. For these reasons, the flexibility and time-efficient environment of online programs is well-suited to military and veteran students. Compared to the traditional college environment, they adapt to the online environment well, given that the military culture instills discipline, commitment and planning behaviors — attributes essential to success in an online learning program. However, military students and veterans often need guidance to adapt from getting hands-on, in-the-moment training to completing reading assignments, written essays and final exams in an online environment.

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