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Time management in distance learning hrd 830


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Clemson University HRD 830

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Time management in distance learning hrd 830

  1. 1. From Procrastination to GraduationMaximizing Time Management Skills In Distance Learning Environments<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />The popularity of Distance Learning is on the rise.<br />Due to the busy lives of working adults, distance learning is a more viable option than traditional classroom settings.<br />Distance Learning provides: <br />Flexibility<br />Practicability<br />No Commute Time<br />24/7 Playback of Recorded Lectures/Meeting Notes<br />
  3. 3. Four Vital Elements for Time Management Success<br />“POPS”<br />Planning<br /> Organizing<br /> Prioritizing<br /> Scheduling<br />
  4. 4. Planning <br />Success should never be an option in Distance Learning; therefore success must be planned. Planning in Time Management has to be a psychological process of thinking and strategizing to a desired end result.<br />
  5. 5. Organizing<br />Everything has a place, and there is a place for everything. When organization is absent, clutter and chaos are present. In order to thrive in the learning environment and meet educational and personal goals, organization is a must.<br />
  6. 6. Prioritizing<br />Prioritizing is crucial to putting tasks and time in its proper scheme of things. All responsibilities and “to do” items should be placed in order of importance. Once priorities are identified, write them down and keep them readily available for future reference. Keep in mind that there are some days that you may not get to the bottom of your priority list, but that is perfectly fine, as there will be days that one may be forced to reprioritize. <br />
  7. 7. scheduling<br />Schedule adherence is a must in Time Management. Scheduling is an element that needs the most discipline in the distance learning world. Scheduling will pinpoint what needs to be completed and the timeframe that you have to get it completed. Scheduling is vital for the completion of goals.<br />
  8. 8. Seven Deadly Sins Against the Success of TM & DL<br />Try to Eliminate<br />Constant interruptions from friends and family<br />Not eliminating time wasters<br />Urgency to check emails and voice mails <br /> internet surfing.<br />The need to say “YES” to everyone.<br />Failure to rest, relax and rejuvenate<br />Procrastination<br />The subconscious attempt to delay the inevitable.<br />