Is Online Learning For You?


At the NSW Real Estate Training College, we understand that students can some times feel alone when taking courses by distance learning. We have developed these questions that we believe will assist you in deciding if Online Learning is for you.

Online learning is different in many respects from the traditional face-to-face learning we're all used to, primarily in the way we get our information and how we interact with facilitators. Many people say they learn more Online and their retention is better too.

Lifestyles play a big role in the success of Online learners. These are the traits that successful Online students possess, to varying degrees:

  • Self-Directed 
  • Motivated 
  • Comfortable with computers 
  • Able to use email, internet browser, word processor 
  • Like to read and write 
  • Inquisitive 
  • Disciplined 
  • Independent
  • Able to stay on task

Are you self-directed and motivated?
As Online learning happens on your schedule, you'll need to be self-directed and motivated to complete the activities and assessment tasks. You'll be responsible for creating the time line to finish each topic.

Are your technical skills adequate?
Along with having access to a computer and not being overwhelmed by typing, Online learners should be comfortable with internet browsing and searching, email, sending and reading attachments and word processing.

Do you have good reading and numeracy skills?
Reading and basic number skills can play a large part in any course and especially Online. The ability to read and comprehend subject matter without it being a chore is critical to your success.

Does written communication come easily for you?
In most cases writing is the primary method of communication in Online classes, so you should be at ease with writing to express your thoughts, share ideas and ask questions.

Will you ask questions when you need to?
If you typically don't hesitate to seek help when you need it you'll do fine. Since you'll be in an Online environment it's important to let your facilitator know when you need help.

If you're satisfied with your answers to these questions, you're likely to do well in an Online learning course.

Remember, we are always there to help. Our telephones are answered 24 hours a day and you can always contact us by email or via our online chat.. See what some of our other students have said in the “Testimonials” section.

Last modified: Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 11:44 PM