The Student Guide to Successful Online Learning

A Handbook of Tips, Strategies, and Techniques

Author: Ken W. White

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 617

A practical handbook of suggestions for this increasingly significant form of modern education. From selecting online programs to dealing with online class work, readers can discover the opportunities and overcome the challenges of learning online. From publisher description.

Learning Online

A Guide to Success in the Virtual Classroom

Author: Maggie McVay Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 702

Whether taking classes in school, college or university, or in a corporate training setting, it is likely that learners will be expected to do at least part of their studies via the computer. This book provides realistic guidelines to ensure their success in the virtual learning environment. From detailing tools such as WebCT and Blackboard, to overcoming personal barriers to success in distance learning, this handy text deals with issues that readers of any age, stage or situation are likely to encounter by: * demystifying terms and concepts common to online learning * addressing issues of online ethics such as netiquette, plagiarism and software piracy * offering practical advice on interacting effectively online, submitting assignments and doing research * furnishing numerous links to Web pages and other resources for further study and research. The author offers serious and humorous anecdotes to help readers avoid the pitfalls and capitalize on opportunities that will help them become a successful online student. Current and prospective online learners will greatly benefit from this practical book filled with clear, detailed assistance for learning online.

E-Learning Companion: Student's Guide to Online Success

Author: Ryan Watkins

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 706

E-LEARNING COMPANION serves as a resource and quick-reference guide for any course that demands technology skills. In addition to helping students adapt previously mastered skills--such as time management, note-taking, and critical thinking--to the online environment, this text shows students how social networking, cloud file storage, wikis, and blogs can be utilized appropriately and effectively in a college course. Technical terminology and how-to tutorials help students become more capable and flexible online learners, and build skills that will support them throughout college and their future careers. The Fourth Edition is fully updated to be current and relevant for today's online learning environments, and also includes new Workplace Applications, and coverage of professional behavior and professional emails. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Success as an Online Student

Strategies for Effective Learning

Author: Kevin J. Fandl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 861

This book is a practical guide for any student considering enrollment in, currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from an online course. The authors, both with substantial online teaching and learning experience as well as seasoned professionals, deliver concise guidance to make the online learning journey enjoyable, productive, and most of all, worthwhile. Major topics include how to identify the best online program; comparing online with traditional education programs; finding an ideal work-life balance; managing time and staying organized; how to form good habits to maximize your chances for success; getting the most out of an online learning environment; and using your online education to succeed in your career. As the singular guide to success as an online learner, this practical book serves as the essential desk reference for every online student.

E-Learning Companion: Student's Guide to Online Success

Author: Ryan Watkins

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 556

E-LEARNING COMPANION serves as a resource and quick-reference guide for any course that demands technology skills. In addition to helping students adapt previously mastered skills--such as time management, note-taking, and critical thinking--to the online environment, this text shows students how social networking, cloud file storage, wikis, and blogs can be utilized appropriately and effectively in a college course. Technical terminology and how-to tutorials help students become more capable and flexible online learners, and build skills that will support them throughout college and their future careers. The Fourth Edition is fully updated to be current and relevant for today's online learning environments, and also includes new Workplace Applications, and coverage of professional behavior and professional emails. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Guide to Online Course Design

Strategies for Student Success

Author: Tina Stavredes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 292

A Guide to Online Course Design offers faculty and professional staff a practical and easy-to-follow model for creating exceptional online courses that focuses on quality standards in instructional design, transparency in learning outcomes, and learner persistence. A comprehensive resource, the book includes effective, research-based instructional strategies to motivate online learners and help them become more self-directed. A Guide to Online Course Design emphasizes quality standards and removing barriers to learners’ persistence, which ensures online courses meet the needs of online learners as well as distance education initiatives. “All faculty members and course designers, regardless of experience level, content background, or technology skills, can benefit from applying the approaches defined in this book. The authors have imparted a wealth of knowledge that can improve the quality of any online class and I highly recommend this book for all those involved with online learning.” - Anton G. Camarota, faculty, University of Denver “Anyone involved in developing online courses should read this book! Packed with great insights and the research to back them up, Stavredes and Herder guide readers with practical information that will support online course development.” - Brenda Boyd, director of professional development and consulting, Quality Matters Program “The blend of theory and application makes A Guide to Online Course Design and indispensable resource for any professional seeking to create high quality, outcomes-based learning experiences. I loved the action steps that close each chapter, as they lead the reader through the entire process of course design from analysis to implementation.” - Kathe Kacheroski, dean of curriculum and instruction, Rasmussen College

A Guide to Online Course Design

Strategies for Student Success

Author: Tina Stavredes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 299

A Guide to Online Course Design offers faculty and professional staff a practical and easy-to-follow model for creating exceptional online courses that focuses on quality standards in instructional design, transparency in learning outcomes, and learner persistence. A comprehensive resource, the book includes effective, research-based instructional strategies to motivate online learners and help them become more self-directed. A Guide to Online Course Design emphasizes quality standards and removing barriers to learners’ persistence, which ensures online courses meet the needs of online learners as well as distance education initiatives. “All faculty members and course designers, regardless of experience level, content background, or technology skills, can benefit from applying the approaches defined in this book. The authors have imparted a wealth of knowledge that can improve the quality of any online class and I highly recommend this book for all those involved with online learning.” - Anton G. Camarota, faculty, University of Denver “Anyone involved in developing online courses should read this book! Packed with great insights and the research to back them up, Stavredes and Herder guide readers with practical information that will support online course development.” - Brenda Boyd, director of professional development and consulting, Quality Matters Program “The blend of theory and application makes A Guide to Online Course Design and indispensable resource for any professional seeking to create high quality, outcomes-based learning experiences. I loved the action steps that close each chapter, as they lead the reader through the entire process of course design from analysis to implementation.” - Kathe Kacheroski, dean of curriculum and instruction, Rasmussen College

Online Learner Competencies

Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes for Successful Learning in Online Settings

Author: Michael Beaudoin

Publisher: IAP

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 179

View: 967

The book identifies a set of validated competencies and performance statements, withsupporting explanation and data to inform and equip online learners with the critical attitudes, knowledge and skills for successful learning in online and/or blended learning settings. The work also enables online education providers (e.g., instructors, course designers, program administrators, scholars) to better understand learner needs in order to design and deliver online education products and services best suited to learners. Supplementing a large number of anecdotallybased “how to” books published for those engaged in online education, this volume offers a definitive set of 14 competencies and 75 performance statements (that demonstrate those competencies). Validated by systematic research and input from over 1,000 online users and providers worldwide, this work should impact the quality of learning and teaching at both the individual and organizational levels, involved in online education.

Best Practices of Online Education

A Guide for Christian Higher Education

Author: Mark A. Maddix

Publisher: IAP

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 209

View: 845

The book provides best practices from online educators who are engaged in online teaching and program development in Christian higher education. It also explores the distinct aspects of teaching and developing online courses and programs from a Christian perspective and within Christian higher education institutions. As such it is can serve as a ready resource for academic administrators and professors, novices and veterans at online program development and instruction.

The Student's Guide to Successful Project Teams

Author: William A. Kahn

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 471

It is common for undergraduate and graduate students across various disciplines to be placed on teams and assigned group project research reports and presentations which require them to work together. For example a psychology course requires teams to develop, conduct, analyze and present the result of their experiments, a marketing course requires student project teams to prepare marketing plans and present their conclusions, and an organizational behavior course forms teams for the purpose of researching the cultures of different organizations and making presentations about their findings. This new guidebook will be a core text on how to help student project teams confront and successfully resolve issues, tasks and problems. Sections include conceptual material, stories and illustrations, and exercises. Students and teachers in Organizational Behavior, Management, Marketing and all psychology disciplines will find this book of interest.

E-Learning Companion: A Student's Guide to Online Success

Author: Ryan Watkins

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 894

This text serves as a resource and quick-reference guide for any course that demands technology skills. E-LEARNING COMPANION shows students how to adapt previously mastered skills such as time management, note-taking, and critical thinking to the online environment. The text also serves as a bridge for students who may be familiar with technologies such as real-time chats, online discussion boards, and e-mail as recreational tools, but have not learned how to apply these in a learning environment. Students learn technical terminology and how to troubleshoot, which allows them to become more flexible and capable learners. The skills they gain will support them throughout college and their future careers. The Third Edition features thoroughly updated, expanded, and edited content to ensure that it remains relevant for today's college students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Online Learning For Dummies

Author: Susan Manning

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 678

Identify the best online program for you Get organized to succeed at learning at a distance Be the best learner you can be Get your best education online Whether you're a college student, adult learner, or professional in continuing education, some—and sometimes all—of your learning will happen in a virtual classroom. This book is your friendly guide to the fast-growing possibilities of this world, from choosing the right course and mastering the software to polishing up your online communication and study skills. Whatever you want from your study experience—school success, professional development, or just pursuing your passion—this is your road map to online educational success! Inside... Find the right course for you Prep successfully for classes Manage time online Apply for study funding Transfer credits Master the software Get the right hardware Develop online etiquette

The Savvy Student's Guide to Online Learning

Author: Kristen Sosulski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 122

View: 388

The Savvy Student’s Guide to Online Learning prepares students of all kinds for contemporary online learning. While technologies and formats vary, this book serves as an authoritative resource for any student enrolling in an online degree program or taking an online course. Topics covered include: • How to become a great online student • Creating an online presence • Interaction and communication techniques • Online group projects and individual work • Technological requirements and how to get technical support • Online classroom "netiquette" and time management The authors, both experts in online education, introduce the information and skills required of successful online students to navigate this new learning landscape with confidence. A highly useful companion website provides video presentations that explain the different types of online learning as well as a real online course with activities for students to practice and interact with other learners around the world.

Being an E-learner in Health and Social Care

A Student's Guide

Author: Julie Santy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 374

E-learning is a new, exciting and increasingly popular way of learning for health and social care professionals, both in the pre- and post-qualification stages. However, many people are apprehensive about what it involves and whether they will be able to study effectively in this way. This book is designed to help students and their tutors to become acquainted with the issues and methods around being an online learner in health and social care. It gives practical advice and provides guidance on developing skills and attitudes for successful online learning within health and social care. Based on the authors’ experience of teaching online, the book includes numerous tips and case studies. Topics discussed include: skills and responsibilities for successful online learning the virtual learning environment and using online resources clinical, professional and communication skills online assessment and evaluation. Being an E-learner in Health and Social Care is essential reading for all students undertaking online courses or continuing professional development in nursing, public health, social work, social care and health psychology.

Power Up

A Practical Student's Guide to Online Learning

Author: Stacey Barrett

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 461

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Power Up serves as a textbook for students of all backgrounds who are new to online learning. It also occasionally serves as a reference book for instructors who are also novices in the area, or who need insight into the perspective of such students. The purpose of the book is to provide readers with the knowledge and practice they need to be successful online learners: o Practical, straightforward language o Focus on helping students acclimate to the online classroom faster o Key information and suggestions for succeeding as an online learner o Common relevant topics covered with an online spin, such as motivation, time management, and self-knowledge o Detailed discussion of topics of particular relevance to online learners o Application of current research and theory on learning styles and personality profiles to online learning The new edition includes timely new chapters covering hot topics like e-books, hybrid modality, and mobile and 21st century learning. First edition chapters have been expanded to reflect new developments in educational technology and to include updated research & statistics. 0321944135 / 9780321944139 Power Up: A Practical Student's Guide to Online Learning Plus NEW MyStudentSuccessLab 2013 Update -- Access Card Package consists of: 0321943252 / 9780321943255 NEW MyStudentSuccessLab 2013 Update -- Value Pack Access Card 0132788195 / 9780132788199 Power Up: A Practical Student's Guide to Online Learning

Learners in a Changing Learning Landscape

Reflections from a Dialogue on New Roles and Expectations

Author: Jan Visser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 302

View: 983

This book is about questions. The fundamental process through which it was created is an extended and in-depth dialogue. That dialogue took place over a two-year period involving researchers, lifelong learners, educators, and thinkers. The publication of the dialogue in the form of this unique book addresses the authors’ peer community: the learners, teachers, researchers and policymakers who will take the dialogue forward and contribute to its further growth.

The Student's Quick-Start Guide to Successful Online Learning

Author: Angie Ward

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 88

View: 906

In the last decade, online education has exploded in popularity among students, teachers, and educational institutions, with millions of students taking online courses each year. But these new waters can be choppy and challenging to navigate. The Student's Quick-Start Guide to Successful Online Learning will give you the information and tools you need to get ready, up and running, and on your way to a successful online learning experience. You will learn:* The ins and outs of the evolving world of online education.* The types of online learning and how they compare to "traditional" learning environments.* The components of a typical online course.* How to navigate your way through a course and set yourself up for greatest success.* Where to go when you need help in your course or program.In addition to wisdom from a seasoned online professor, The Student's Quick-Start Guide to Successful Online Learning features insights from dozens of additional students and teachers who have successfully navigated the online learning experience. What Readers Are Saying:"Seriously good stuff!""A great resource for students and leaders in an online program!""It will be a must read for our new students and adjunct faculty!"

Building Online Learning Communities

Effective Strategies for the Virtual Classroom

Author: Rena M. Palloff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 973

Building Online Learning Communities further explores the development of virtual classroom environments that foster a sense of community and empower students to take charge of their learning to successfully achieve learning outcomes. This is the second edition of the groundbreaking book by Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt and has been completely updated and expanded to include the most current information on effective online course development and delivery. A practical, hands-on guide, this resource is filled with illustrative case studies, vignettes, and examples from a wide variety of successful online courses. The authors offer proven strategies for handling challenges that include: Engaging students in the formation of an online learning community. Establishing a sense of presence online. Maximizing participation. Developing effective courses that include collaboration and reflection. Assessing student performance. Written for faculty in any distance learning environment, this revised edition is based on the authors many years of work in faculty development for online teaching as well as their extensive personal experience as faculty in online distance education. Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt share insights designed to guide readers through the steps of online course design and delivery.

Essential Study Skills

The Complete Guide to Success at University

Author: Tom Burns

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 336

View: 725

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here Do you want to do better at university? Packed with study tips and handy activities, Essential Study Skills is a proven guide that shows you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time at university - whatever level you're at. Whether you are going to university straight from school, a mature student, or an overseas student studying in the UK for the first time, you'll find out how to: Sail through those tricky first weeks Get the most out of lectures by understanding how you learn Learn techniques for academic writing and research Stay cool and cope with stress Pass exams with flying colours Plan your career after graduation. Don't miss in this edition... Even more tips and advice on learning methods, online learning and developing job skills - ensuring success throughout your course Additional case studies and student tips to help you apply the skills you need A companion website packed with toolkits and resources, to help you study smarter. ‘An outstanding book which enables learners to actively identify, reflect and develop their ‘skills’ to enable them to succeed as life-long learners. The authors present the ‘how to’ alongside the ‘what’ of study skills to enable continuous personal development, in an accessible style.’ - Di Turgoose, Senior Lecturer, Member of the Association for Learning and Development in Higher Education SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!