Necessary Technical Knowledge and Skills for Distance Learning


When participating in distance education courses, it is vital to consider the technology involved in order to have a successful course. Students in distance education should have knowledge of basic computer and Internet skills, such as:

  • Getting online
  • Using an Internet browser
  • Downloading, saving, opening, and printing material found online
  • Conducting Internet searches
  • Composing e-mail messages and attaching documents
  • Writing and editing with a word processor
  • Learning new computer skills

Contact your professor if there are any additional technincal knowledge or skills you may need in your course.

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