I haven't been a fan of online learning - hence joining this programme to immerse myself into the process and overcome my prejudice against it. I tend to learn best when I'm fully and freely interacting with other people and trying new things out in a supportive environment. Online learning happens in a very isolated manner if its asynchronous. it feels somewhat unsupported as no-one is there provide support - perhaps at the end of the line. I recognise that this programme is stretching me already - I'm hanging in here and trying different things out. My concern is whether I am really embedding my learning or will it be lost? I'll have to reflect on this as we go through the programme and see if I can tap into motivation that I wasn't aware was there and do whatever it takes to embed the learning.
How have others overcome this essential isolation that may not suit all personality types and learning styles?