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How to Succeed in an Online Class: Top 3 Best Practices for Students

When taking computer training, you may be asking how to succeed in an online class if you aren't familiar with a computer to begin with. Not to worry. There are 3 best practices that students can do for themselves to help facilitate career education training online. Mia Gwyn, a fellow New Horizons instructor, helped me expand on these personal practices for your learning environment.

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Computer Equipment Under $100 for Online Class Success

You don't need a lot of fancy and expensive computer equipment for online computer classes. There are a few basic pieces you do need for computer class success. But, as my colleague Mia Gwyn shares, a lot of these you can find for under $100. Mia, a fellow New Horizons instructor, helped me write some of these tips to help give you what you need to be successful in an online class.

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Ask Questions in Class Sooner Than Later

You may be worried about holding up the class with your questions, but your job in a career training class is to ask questions sooner than later. You know that there's no reason to be nervous in the classroom, but now you're wondering, 'Does everyone have the same questions I do?' When you stop to ask questions, does it hold up the class? If you ask right away, no, it doesn't. Here's why.


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Don't Be Nervous: Career Education Classes Are Different

Help, I'm so nervous about going back to school for career or IT training. It's been so long since I've been in school. High school or college was very intimidating. Isn't there a lot of reading and homework? The short answer is No. Career education & IT training classes are totally different. We as instructors need to make sure that you are getting the skill before we can keep moving. Here's how it works.

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You Don't Have to Understand Everything the First Time

What if I don't understand it all the time? The answer is you're not going to understand it all the first time! None of us has. You didn't get it all the first time you played the piano or the first time you played football or the first time you did Math. It's a process. So one of the things I think adult learners need to acknowledge is that you're not going to get it all. Trust me, I've done career development training for a long time. Using discovery can help your learning journey. Here's how discovery works.

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