To be successful in an online course, students need to know how to use the computer. However, students need to have more than just a good set of digital skills and be able to cruise the internet. Students should also:
- Be able to do word processing.
- Know how to use the Thesaurus and spell check.
- Know how to save files, find them after they’re saved, and save them in different formats.
- Have an understanding of Internet technologies, such as search engines, browsers, browser plug-ins (PDF, QuickTime, Real Audio), html, and FTP.
However, the most important characteristic of a successful student is self-motivation.