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Success in On-Line Learning: is an excellent resource for those accessing non-traditional education and training. Readers will learn the "how-tos" of distance learning and will become familiar with such topics as on-line learning and teaching, receiving college credit, and communicating with educational institutions. Ideal for anyone interested in on-line college degree programs, employment training, or community service programs.
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-reliantÂ…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.