There are many benefits of online learning but it also takes a lot of self-motivation and discipline. Where classroom learning tends to be more instructor-led, online learning is student-focused and participative. Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals strongly encourages online students to log in to their courses either daily or every other day. This approach is ideal for students who tend to be more introverted and less inclined to speak up in a class. Plus, it will allow you to engage with the course content (and your fellow students) gradually over time.