ERIC Number: ED453810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
How To Be a Successful Online Student.
Gilbert, Sara Dulaney
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, more than 85% of public universities offer distance learning and online courses, degrees, and career credentials, and an increasing number of career-related training courses and programs are being offered online. In this book, lifelong learners, wired students, and professionals using the Internet to get educated at a distance can learn how to determine which subjects are best for them, organize and manage online time, develop good cyber study habits, and work independently. The book provides the basics of how online learning works, including: whether online learning is suitable to particular learner needs; essential information on how to find out what software and hardware will be needed to study online; advice on what can and cannot be studied online; tips on locating online opportunities; how to combine online learning with traditional classes; and more. Complete with interviews at the end of each chapter, checklists, self-assessment exercises, and a glossary, this resource shows how to make the most of education online. Fifteen chapters and appendices are divided into seven parts: Do You Need This Book?; What Is Online Study?; Is Distance Learning for You?; How To Choose a Distance Education Provider; The Bigger Picture; How To Succeed at a Distance; and What Are They Talking About? (Part seven includes four appendices.) Includes an index. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Internet, Nontraditional Education, Online Courses, Online Systems, Professional Development, Training
McGraw-Hill, Two Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10121-2298 ($16.95). Web site: http://www.books.mcgraw-hill.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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