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Creating Online, Independent Learners

Creating Online, Independent Learners

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Hi all, I'm looking for some advice. As part of the vocational education course that I am running at school, students will be required to complete 1 day a week of online learning - from home! (They get to choose when they do this, as their work placements might happen on different days.) Of course, this means that they will need to be independent learners to do this, as their teachers won't be there overseeing their work, making sure they are doing it. All we will see is the end result. I've got 8 sessions (1 per week for the next 8 weeks) to foster these independent learning skills amongst the students before they start the online learning course. All the students have access to computers and the internet. What I'm looking for is some advice/ suggestions (especially anything concrete and useable right out of the box) to help me encourage them to be online independent learners. Thanks in advance for any suggestions...

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