What sort of dispositions do you need to develop to be an effective learner (whether online or not)? The following list provides an excellent guide to developing good habits in your learning. Read through them and think about where your strengths and weaknesses are. Focus on improving these throughout the year.
Being ready, willing and able to lock onto learning
Being ready, willing and able to learn in different ways
Being ready, willing and able to become more strategic about learning
Being ready, willing and able to learn alone and with others
Empathy and listening
Adapted from Claxton, G. (2001) Wise Up: Learning to Live the Learning Life (Stafford, Network Educational Press).
Claxton, G. (2007) Expanding Young People's Capacity to Learn, British Journal of Educational Studies, 55(2), 115-134.
Claxton, G. (2008) Cultivating Positive Learning Dispositions. Available online at: www.guyclaxton.com/publications.htm (accessed 10/02/08)