Time management in a distributed learning environment is the skill of effectively allocating available time such that the goals associated with learning are completed. Whether from the perspective of a student or a teacher, concerns about the effective use of time take on new meaning. Managing time in the context of an online environment requires one to incorporate the well-tested basics of traditional time management principles along with those techniques that are unique to effectively accomplishing tasks and priorities in a distributed learning situation. Factors unique to this environment include asynchronous access, with class in session effectively 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; multiple time zones; and factors such as course design and participation norms unique to distance learning. The following are considerations ...

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