Distance learners, especially when they first begin, will necessarily question the effectiveness of this learning mode.
Even before course start, it is best to prepare students for this new experience so as to avoid disappointment or procrastination.
Along the way, why not have students think about their distance learning strategies?
As it is, some individual or group metacognitive activities stimulate learning and redirection, as needed, in terms of the methods of learning being used.
Examples of distance metacognitive activities:
- Discussion of the course
- Log book
- Blog, etc.