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FAQ: How can I be successful?

You may be wondering if taking a course through CDLI is really for you. Consider this: when CDLI designs and implements a course the first priority is the act of learning, not the fact that it is to be delivered by distance education. This means that a CDLI course is not designed with a particular type of student in mind. Rather, the course delivery is designed to match the type of learner the original course was designed for. What this means for you is that your choice whether to take a course through CDLI should be based on whether or not the actual course is for you, regardless of whether it is offered face to face or through CDLI.

Suppose you are offered the choice whether or not to take an Advanced Mathematics course through CDLI. Rather than considering whether or not a CDLI course is for you, it would be better to consider whether or not Advanced Mathematics better suits your needs.

There are certain learner characteristics that would make you well-suited to taking a course through CDLI. These include:

  • Willingness to put in the effort
  • Organizational skills
  • Good study skills
  • The ability to actively listen
  • Willingness to participate
  • Good communication skills
  • Independence /Independent Skills
  • The ability to see and to take advantage of opportunities
  • Willingness to accept responsibility for your own learning

Now look back at the list. Think about it—aren't these the same skills that make you successful in your face-to-face courses too? Enough said!