Success in On-line Learning / Edition 1

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Success in On-Line Learning: offers distance learners the necessary tools for success. Using the provided information, students will be able to make informed choices based on individual needs. Readers will learn about a variety of topics applicable to online learning, such as teaching strategies, learning differences, the vocabulary and procedures of educational institutions, receiving college credit, transferring old coursework into a new program, payment planning options, and methods for maintaining motivation. Concrete guidance is provided in areas such as developing skills, studying, research, community building, goal-setting, and time management. Any college that offers online courses as part of their curriculum will find this text to be an invaluable student resource.

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Editorial Reviews

This guide to Internet-assisted distance learning offers instruction in skill assessment, studying, research, community building, goal setting, and time management. It explains how to earn a degree or learn a skill using the Internet, illustrating its points with the stories of actual distance learners. Chapters discuss learning styles, self-reliance, the decision to pursue an on-line education, financing it, setting goals, and the skills necessary for success. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766825604
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/16/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Who this book is for and how it can help you. How to Use This Resource. Part 1: Know Yourself. Is on-line learning for you? Discovering Your Learning Style. Learning Theories. Learning about Yourself. Teaching Methods and Strategies. Of course you're self-reliant…right? Part 2: What You Want (without wasting your time). FAQ's and Questions You Should Also Ask. Accreditation and Diploma Mills. Fitting Old to New - Transfer considerations. Credit Where Credit is Due - The Experiential Learning Process. Financial Aid Considerations - who can help and how to plan. Internet Skill-building - Getting around, getting information. Choosing an Educational Provider. Part 3: Getting It Done. Managing The Educational Project. Setting and Achieving Goals. Learning to Study - Studying to Learn. Creating a 'Study Mentality' - Instilling habits for success. Researching and Writing the Research Paper. On-line Listening and the Global Village. Expecting and Dealing with Changes - Some problem are normal. Staying motivated for the Long Haul. Visualizing and attaining success. Keeping Communication Channels Open - The importance of others. Celebrating Your Achievement. Glossary of Selected On-line Learning Terms. Suggestions for Further Reading.

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