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Keys to Online Learning / Edition 1
     

Keys to Online Learning / Edition 1

by Kateri Drexler, Carol J. Carter, Joyce Bishop, Sarah Lyman Kravits
 

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ISBN-10: 0132484595

ISBN-13: 9780132484596

Pub. Date: 01/14/2011

Publisher: Pearson

This text is appropriate for online or hybrid Student Success classes, General Education courses delivered online, and as a supplemental resource across the curriculum to prepare students for effective online learning. It addresses strategies specific to the hybrid and online learning environment combined with key components, learning styles and

Overview

This text is appropriate for online or hybrid Student Success classes, General Education courses delivered online, and as a supplemental resource across the curriculum to prepare students for effective online learning. It addresses strategies specific to the hybrid and online learning environment combined with key components, learning styles and critical thinking, from best-selling Keys to Success to help students be effective across the curriculum.

Keys to Online Learning addresses though the convenience of online education has enabled greater numbers of students’ access to degree programs, being successful in this environment requires specific skills and strategies. Every element can be fundamentally different for online students (i.e. the presentation of material, classmate and instructor interaction, assessments and activities). Students will learn how to effectively experience the online environment learning process as they decide what, how, and when course materials are accessed. Reading skills are required for print and onscreen content. Writing is the main form of communication, informally on discussion boards and formal writing skills in academic papers. Assignments require virtual collaboration, and developing peer relationships requires a different skill set than those used in face-to-face settings. Online education can make a student more anonymous, so motivation and time management is paramount. This resource will support online students to develop the aforementioned skills: reading, writing, assignments, and more, infusing learning styles and critical thinking throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132484596
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/14/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Logging In to Success

Feature: Analyze: Rate Yourself as an Onlien Student

Understanding the Online Learning Environment

Facts and Fictions of Online Learning

Types of Online Courses

Feature: Online Application

Types of Assignments

Types of Learning Management Systems

Setting Yourself Up for Success: Practices of Successful Online Learners

Prepare for the Path Ahead

Structure Your Schedule

Set Priorities

Develop Discipline and Accountability

Foster Relationships

Feature: Online Outlook

Seek New Skills

Manage Your Thoughts and Emotions

Feature: Create a Quick Plan for Success

Ask for Help

Feature: Practice

Chapter 2: Managing Time and Priorities

Feature: Analyze: Rate Yourself as a Self-Manager

Setting Goals for Success

What is a Goal?

Dealing with Conflicting Goals

Guidelines for Attainable (SMART) Goals

Feature: Create a Path to Success

Time Management Tools and Strategies

Schedules and Planners

Common Electronic Calendar Features

Managing Time in Online Courses

Manage Email

Feature: Online Application

Feature: Online Outlook

Manage Discussion Forums

Manage Course Resources

Manage Your Non-Educational Computer Time

Put Off Procrastination

Develop Good Habits

Feature: Practice

Chapter 3: Navigating Learning Strategies

Feature: Analyze: Rate Yourself as a Self-Knowing Learner

Use Assessments to Learn about Yourself

Assess to Grow, Not to Label

Types of Assessments

Feature: Create a Character

Assess Yourself with the Multiple Intelligences with Pathways to Learning

Take the Assessment

Apply the Strategies for Online Learning

Assess Your Style of Interaction with the Personality Spectrum

Take the Assessment

Apply the Strategies for Online Learning

Feature: Online Outlook

Feature: Practice

Chapter 4: Critical Thinking: Programming

Feature: Analyze: Rate Yourself as a Thinker

Becoming a THINKER

Take apart information

Hear other perspectives

Identify False Logic

Neutralize judgment

Keep out bias

Evaluate sources

Resolve problems

Critical Thinking in Arguments

Identifying the Conclusion

Identifying the Premises

Identifying the Supporting Evidence

Identifying the Hidden Assumptions

Critical Thinking in an Online Environment

Strategies for Using Critical Thinking in Threaded Discussions

Strategies for Searching for Information Online

Feature: Online Application

Feature: Evaluate Websites

Feature: Online Outlook

Feature: Practice

Chapter 5 Uploading Information—Online Reading, Information Literacy, and Study Skills

Feature: Rate Yourself as a Reader of Online and Text Materials

Get Ready to Read

Define Your Purpose

Be Prepared for a Challenge

Set Realistic Goals

Expand Your Vocabulary

Deal with Internal Distractions

Prepare for Online Reading

Active Reading Strategies for Critical READERS

Rapidly Skim

Evoke Memories

Apply Critical Thinking

Determine Main Ideas

Engage with Others

Review

Summarize

Online Reading Challenges

Complex Material

Eyestrain

Feature: Create a Summary

Feature: Online Application

Feature: Online Outlook

Reading Strategies for Different Learning Styles

Feature: Practice

Chapter 6 Compressing Information--Note-Taking for Online Courses

Feature: Analyze: Rate Yourself as an Active Student

Basic Note-Taking Techniques

Deciding on What to Record

Deciding Where to Keep Notes

Feature: Create Abbreviations

Note-Taking Situations

Note-Taking While Reading

Note-Taking for Multimedia Presentations

Feature: Online Outlook

Collaborative Note-Taking

Note-Taking Formats

Outlining

T-format (Cornell System)

Think Links

Feature: Online Application

Note-Taking Strategies for Different Learning Styles

Feature: Practice

Chapter 7: Zooming in on Online Course Assignments and Tests

Feature: Analyze: Rate Yourself as a Writer

Tackling Any Assignment

Before You Begin

Approaching Different Types of Assignments

Feature: Online Application

ANSWER the Question

Characteristics of Effective Writing

Clear Topic

Good Organization

Feature: Create a New Topic

Writer’s Voice and Material

Feature: Online Outlook

Sentence Variety

Conciseness

Correct Grammar and Punctuation

Good Design

Applying Strategies for Different Learning Styles

Feature: Practice

Chapter 8—Creating e-Portfolios

Feature: Analyze: Rate Yourself as a Self-Promoter

Developing Your e-Portfolio

Purpose of an e-Portfolio

What to Include

Feature: Create a Short Biography

Steps in Creating an e-Portfolio

Decide

Collect

Develop

Feature: Online Application

Evaluate

Share

Feature: Online Outlook

Feature: Practice

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