I’ve seen quite a bit of discussion on the “what” a Jedi need to learn. I wanted to bring to mind the other aspect of learning, the “how”. I have always been a firm believer that life itself is the best teacher. So it is in our everyday existence that we must exercise those things which we learn. The more we practice the skills the better we become.
I think it is easier to learn things in an offline manner specifically because we have systems of accountability. There is a teacher to measure our progression; we see the effects of our knowledge in practice; we can even feel if we are going as we should. However, in this online setting it becomes more difficult. We don’t have those checks and balances. It becomes to easy to “walk away” from the computer because there is no relationship connected with it (although there are times I do think my computer is attached to my hip). To overcome this obstacle, one needs “discipline.” I have taken several distance-learning courses, online courses, etc. I admit it has been difficult because of the above stated comments. But if one can first learn to set time away specifically for training/practice/meditation/etc, then this discipline will go a long way.