Studies at Empire State College frequently require you to use independent learning skills and strategies. Mentors and instructors, in particular, may ask you to work with them in creating learning experiences that will develop your skills as a capable, self-reliant, self-motivated and life long learner.
Empire State College maintains an extensive set of resources on independent learning at the Center for Distance Learning Educational Planning Resources Educational Planning Workshops Learning Skills page. Empire State College mentor, Christopher Rounds, developed these resources to help students become better independent learners. The following selected links from Educational Planning will help you get started on your path as an independent learner, regardless of learning environment or skill level.
For additional support with independant learning strategies or for learning more about the Independent Learning Strategies course offering, please contact the director of academic support at your location.
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