7 Characteristics of Successful E-Learners

Paul Snodgrass reviews distance learning skills and how to use online education to further your fire-rescue service career.


When Jason enrolled for his first online fire science class at a local community college, he thought that a few hours at the keyboard and some fast and loose research would produce three college credits with minimal effort. He found the schedule inviting, but the work nearly overwhelming. "I admit...


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PAUL SNODGRASS is a firefighter with the Sarasota County, FL, Fire Department. He is an adjunct professor in fire science at Hillsborough Community College and a former fire chief. Snodgrass holds a master's degree in adult and distance learning. He has designed and taught online courses for a variety of institutions and businesses. Snodgrass can be reached at e.educational@gmail.com.