Plan to Win
Decide from the start that you will make it through to the very end and expect your online studies to be just as rigorous as studies on campus. If you’re prepared mentally for the challenge and committed to seeing it through, you’ll show future employers – and yourself – that you can undertake a challenge and finish it successfully.
Prepare Your Family
All of us need the support of our families to succeed in our careers. Your online ECE courses make it easier for you to get that support. Let your family know when you start working through each course so they can help you plan it into your schedule in the way that works best for you all.
Study As If You Were There in Person
Plan out your course of study as if you were actually on the university campus. Give your studies the time and attention they deserve and apply yourself every day rather than waiting till the end to cram. Stay organised, read course materials so you know what’s expected, and keep a daily calendar of your deadlines and the progress you make towards meeting them.
Take Advantage of All Resources
You have an amazing array of resources at your disposal with JCU. Explore all these resources as you get started on your early childhood education online degree from JCU. Connect with College Student Support Officers and JCU's Student Centre early on, so you know what’s available and how to use it effectively. You’ll get all the support you need to succeed from mentors, counselling services, conflict support, and advisers.
Establish a Routine
Your online courses are flexible. Take full advantage of that flexibility with an established routine that helps you make the most of your classes while meeting your other commitments. As you start your first class, choose a study location that fits your personality and study needs. You might be the sort of person who needs total silence to concentrate, or you might be someone who needs a bit of background noise. Whatever you choose, returning to a consistent comfortable place each time you are ready to do more work will signal to your mind that it’s time to concentrate.
Stay connected through the LearnJCU study platform. Keep in touch with classmates, lecturers, tutors, and mentors through regular communication and proactively collaborate on projects to build your professional network. Ask questions to focus your understanding and get the most out of your courses. Make the most of every opportunity by reaching out just as you would if you were studying in person.