This book is designed to enhance the success of adults who are considering enrollment in online courses or degree programs or already participate in online programs but need some further coaching on how best to learn and succeed in the online environment. After reading this book, adult students should understand how to find the right school, assess personal fit for online learning, evaluate the likely quality of online programs being considered by the student, analyze and evaluate the student debt burden in light of future earnings, determine the appropriateness of an online degree for the student's career field, and adopt strategies and study habits that enhance the likelihood of degree completion. Adult students face unique challenges when returning to school but they also possess skills as well as experiences which will help them meet those challenges in balancing work, life and online courses. The material in this book is designed to help the adult student use those experiences while learning new material and creating new options for the future. Readers will leave this book on an upbeat note, understanding the paradigm shift they will encounter and some of the ways to stay informed about the near future and, thus, stay relevant in that future. References and useful websites are provided throughout the book so the reader can evaluate the caliber of insights that are provided and identify sites that will continue to inform education and career choices for online students.
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About the Author
Katherine Dew received her doctoral degree from Walden University, MBA from Babson College, and BA from Colby College. Her primary interests are in management education, sustainable practices, change, innovation, culture, and leadership. Dr. Dew chaired several dissertations and developed new degree programs and courses at the master's level and doctoral level. She is a member of the Academy of Management, receiving the Academy of Management Outstanding Reviewer award from the Management Education Division 2009. She is active in reviewing for the annual program of the Academy of Management and participated in the creation of several Professional Development Workshops in 2003, 2009, 2011, 2012. In 2003 and 2004 Dr. Dew was the co-recipient of two grants from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection which resulted in receiving the 2005 Sustainable Florida Best Practices Award in the educator category for two original case studies that inspired scholarship and applications by learners. Dr. Dew created and produced three DVD presentations for adult learners in 2007: Writing for Adult Learners, Reading for Adult Learners, Paradigm Shift. She received the Dean's teaching award from her home institution, Hodges University, in 2009.