5 InterActive students share some tips for successful online study
We spoke to five InterActive studentswho gave us their top insider tips for getting the most out of your online study experience, and capitalising on the career benefits that come with it.
Choose the right programme for you
First thing’s first, if you want to have a successful online study experience the programme you select has to suit your ambitions. There’s an enormous variety of courses to choose from, but make sure you research all of your options thoroughly. As InterActive MBA alumni Alan Pham explains:
“I researched as many different online providers as I could, but I felt that in many cases the accreditation status of these schools was not strong enough, or that the awarding bodies were not well known outside that region. So I turned my focus to European providers, and quite soon afterwards InterActive and London School of Business and Finance became the clear choice.”
Establish a regular study schedule
believes that the key to this is: “studying regularly when the semester starts, and not letting work build up week after week.’’ As Shaba says, this means that you can get in the habit of tackling your studies in smaller, more easily manageable segments, rather than attempting to play catch up later on.
Master the basics
Imran Amin studies ACCA from Kuwait via InterActive, and warns against the temptation to jump ahead of the syllabus: “My study tip is that you should gain a good grasp of the essentials first of all. If the basics are not mastered, you cannot achieve a proper understanding of any topic.”
Enjoy the freedom
For many people, the ability to study from their office or the comfort of their own home is one of the primary reasons for studying online. But ACCA student Adam Lyons urges his fellow students to really make the most of the freedom to study wherever works best for them: “Usually I find there to be too many distractions at home” he explains, “so I make a point of going to places like my local library to study. Being able to access the videos from anywhere at any time is very useful.”
Immerse yourself in a global community
Nonhlanhla Mtshali, from South Africa, is studying towards her BSc in Business Management with InterActive, and pointed out the unique opportunities for networking with a global community of students and professionals: “I found the discussions forums very helpful in particular.’’
In fact, not only do these live chat-rooms act as a great support feature to help you engage with the subject matter, but are also fantastic resources for expanding your network of contacts all around the world.