Distance Learning Requirements/Skills

Successful distance learners must have:

  • Self-discipline
  • Effective time management skills
  • Strong reading and writing skills
  • Social skills to participate in online group discussions

Basic Technology Requirements/Skills

  • Computer Access
  • Access to Software Applications:
    • MS Office
    • Browser (Mozilla or Chrome recommended)
    • Adobe Reader
    • Media Player
    • Other programs as required by your instructor.
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Basic computer skills:
    • Create folders
    • Save files
    • Copy files
    • Basic word processing skills
    • Cut, copy, and paste
    • Email – send, receive, and attach files
    • Search for information on the Web
    • Download files from the Web