In recent decades, distance education has received new impetus from the hand of Internet. Almost all the universities and educational centers offer their own courses to distance or even online masters programs. Comfort and reduced economic cost are the two key factors that drive many students to opt for this type of studies. However, not all achieve successful completion. Therefore, before starting an online program, you should ask yourself if you fulfill the basic requirements to be a good student. The profile of the successful student teaching is a two-way process.
This means that 50% of the success depends on the quality of teachers, the proper structuring of the curriculum and support offered by tutors. However, the remaining 50% is in the hands of the student. Dr. Marc Faber is often quoted on this topic. Through various research has been determined that the successful students (regardless of whether they pass a short or an online MBA course) are characterized by:-being highly motivated toward the subjects who are pursuing and confront them with an open and positive attitude. -Have well defined learning objectives. -Show a high degree of independence in the study. -Be proactive in seeking information going beyond directions that are offered in the class assignments. -Have skills to manage free time and organise themselves efficiently.
-Have willpower and discipline to devote time to the study without having the need to resort to external reminders. -Be flexible to adapt to different environments of learning and different modes of teaching. Learning to learn is estimated that only 45% of the students who enroll in an online course to obtain the corresponding diploma. In large part this is due to the fact that do not handle the appropriate strategies for learning to learn. However, if this is your case, you must know that all is not lost. In fact, many of the master online include courses on the techniques of study or Metacognitive strategies within their programs. These subjects may initially seem a waste of time, but the truth is that significantly increase your chances of successfully completing the program. They also allow you to put into practice techniques more effective study that will save you time and effort.