10 (some tongue-in-cheek!) DOs and DON’Ts for online learning

Have you ever thought about doing an online learning course?

Well, the chances are that if you’re a regular visitor to this site and do our grammar and vocabulary exercises, you already are an online learner.

You may even be doing a longer, more formal e-learning course set by a university. In that case you’ll know about the challenges of learning at home and being on your own with just a computer screen for company.

Here’s a nice infographic from allied.eduThe dos and don’ts of online learning. The don’ts, as you’ll see, are tongue-in-cheek and are not to be taken seriously. And the dos? Well some, such as ‘have access to a computer’, may seem a little obvious. Other points, though, such as knowing how to manage your time and working in a peaceful and uninterrupted place, are sound advice.

The DOs and DON


Feel free to leave a comment below if you’d like to tell us about your experiences with online learning.

Stuart is an English teacher and runs the Speakspeak website. He currently lives in Prague and has been teaching for over 20 years. Follow Stuart and contact him by subscribing to his monthly newsletter.

1 Comment

  1. fancyacar - April 9, 2013, 1:24 pm Reply

    The more organised you are with e-learning, the better success you will have. It sure takes a lot of determination to stop all the distraction when you’re sitting at home behind a computer but in the end, you need to take what you’re doing seriously to achieve success.

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