How do online courses work?
Online courses are both similar and different compared to the classes you take at your high school building. Your online eLo course will cover the same type of activities, curriculum, and learning objectives that your face-to-face course would contain. You will engage in many exercises that you are familiar with such as readings, practice problems, quizzes, projects, assignments, and assessments. However, the primary difference is in how these exercises appear in the online environment.
Your course will be organized by units of study called "modules." Inside each module is where you will explore in-depth certain topics. Most modules will have an end of unit test or project to assess your understanding of the learning goals. Each module will have clear assignment deadline and due dates; you will want to pay attention to these dates and manage your time carefully.
A value of online learning rests in the freedom you have to choose where you work on your course, when you work on your course, and the amount of time you put forth to master a concept. There is not a set day or required time you need to log-in. As long as you remain on pace with your course assignment schedule, you have the opportunity to drive your learning.
Enjoy the independence that online learning provides but make sure you develop a consistent work routine so you do not fall behind.