Is Online Learning Right For You?
Online learning is different in many respects from the traditional face-to-face learning most people are used to. The rush to class, sign-in process and coffee and doughnuts are gone. The methods with which people get their information and how they interact with the material, instructors and other students are very different. But, increasingly, a large number of students say they learn more online, and their retention is much improved.
There are a variety of learning styles and some are well-suited to e-learning and some will struggle with it. Visual, self-directed learners do well at online learning, while others succeed because online instructional design is often sophisticated and planned to reach a wide variety of learners.
Lifestyles play a big role in the success of online learners too. The traits that successful online students possess include: self-direction, motivation, comfort with computers, the ability to use email, internet browsers and word processors, discipline, independence and the ability to stay on task.
As summer approaches and schedules become more hectic, education still remains an important issue. The Virtual University anticipate many agents will be looking for a creative and fun way to get the insurance education they need in a way that won’t keep them in a classroom all day. At Virtual University, agents will find a wide variety of unique quality online classes to enhance and expand their insurance technical and business skills. Classes, which can be purchased by both members and non-members, include certification and designation programs, as well as beginner, intermediate and advanced classes --- all online and available anytime.