What Makes a Good eLearning Student?
Students are encouraged to have a back-up plan in case their primary computer malfunctions; they experience other technical difficulties such as an interruption in internet service or a power outage; or they travel during the quarter. They should be aware of another computer they can use that is convenient to their location. For example, one might be able to use a friend's, neighbor's, or relative's computer; one in the public library; one in the campus labs; or in a public place with wireless internet access. Students are expected to follow the back-up plan when necessary so that they may continue their coursework. In most cases, having problems with your computer, home power, or internet connection will not exempt you from class deadlines. Deadline extensions are not often granted. This type of critical thinking on the student's part is a necessary skill in dealing with technology in all facets of life today.