Plugged In

Plugged In

by Joel English
     
 

ISBN-10: 1133312578

ISBN-13: 9781133312574

Pub. Date: 12/27/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Do you have what it takes to be a successful eLearner? Online classes can be convenient, but that doesn't mean that they are easy. You can succeed as an online student, but you must be honest with yourself about your technical abilities, priorities, responsibilities as a student, and just how much you can take on. PLUGGED IN offers concrete strategies to help you…  See more details below

Overview


Do you have what it takes to be a successful eLearner? Online classes can be convenient, but that doesn't mean that they are easy. You can succeed as an online student, but you must be honest with yourself about your technical abilities, priorities, responsibilities as a student, and just how much you can take on. PLUGGED IN offers concrete strategies to help you succeed within the online college setting. By learning and applying the four fundamentals of online learning -- Motivation, Self-Discipline, Communication, and Commitment -- you will set yourself up for success in all of your courses, both in-person and online.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133312574
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/27/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


PART 1: BOOTING UP YOUR ONLINE PROGRAM. 1. Online Student Success: Deploying the Four Fundamentals. The Realities of Being a College Student. Fundamental 1: Motivation. Fundamental 2: Self-Discipline. Fundamental 3: Communication. Fundamental 4: Commitment. 2. Computer Skills and Access: Gaining and Keeping the Technology You Need. Technical Preparation for an Online Program. Hardware: Knowing Your Computer. Software: Figuring Out What Your Computer Can Do. Connectivity: Getting onto the Internet. The Online Classroom: Getting to Class. Your Workspace: Controlling Your Environment. 3. Academic Integrity: The Ethics of an Online Student. Academic Professionalism versus Academic Dishonesty. The Spectrum of Plagiarism. Maintaining Your Academic Integrity. Ask Your Teachers to Review Early Drafts. Knowing Your Institution's Plagiarism Policy. 4. Time Management: Understanding the Myth of Convenience. Convenient Does Not Mean Easy. Avoid Common Distraction. 5. Academic Readiness: Assessing Your Learning Style and Educational Preparedness. Preparing for College Coursework. Learning About How You Learn. Checking Your Attitude About Education. PART 2: OPTIMIZING YOUR SUCCESS AS A STUDENT. 6. Critical Thinking: Refining Your Academic Skills. Becoming a Critical Thinker. Benefitting from Diversity. Critical Reading Skills. Critical Research Skills. 7. Strategic Learning Practices: Memorizing, Reading, Studying, and Taking Notes Efficiently. Strengthening Your Memory and Preparing Your Mind. Reading College Textbooks. Assignments and Exams. Lecture Note-Taking. 8. Online Writing Environments: Communicating Effectively within Computer Spaces. Knowing Your Audience: The Basics of Online Writing. Formal Writing Environments. Informal Writing Environments. Social Networking Sites. 9. School Resources: Taking Control of Student Support Services. Educational Resources. Financial Services. Administrative Policies. 10. Financial Literacy: Staying Smart about your Academic and Personal Finances. Becoming Financially Responsible. The Basics of Student Finances. Managing Your Financial Aid. Reducing Your Personal Debt.

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