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

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780618379705

ISBN10:
0618379703
Format:
eBook
Pub. Date:
1/13/2004
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

This text serves as a resource and quick-reference guide for any course that demands online technology skills. The E-Learning Companion shows students how to adapt previously mastered skills--such as time management, note taking, or critical thinking--to the online environment. Students expand their knowledge of troubleshooting and technical terminology and become more flexible learners. The book provides skills students will use throughout college and as they begin future careers. A spiral-bound format and smaller size make for convenient use in a campus computer lab or at home. Student-to-Student Tips are recommendations based on the experiences of students from around the world who have completed online course assignments and activities. The Glossary features new words and phrases, including essential technical lingo.

Table of Contents

Catalog of Contents ix
Introduction for Instructors xiii
Introduction for Students xv
E-Learning Readiness Self-Assessment xxi
E-learning Vocabulary
1(23)
Understanding the Basic Lingo
2(5)
Checking Technology Requirements
7(2)
Familiarizing Yourself with Required Hardware
9(5)
Familiarizing Yourself with Required Software
14(10)
Chapter Summary
21(1)
Chapter One Exercise
21(1)
Chapter One Skills Checklist
22(2)
Technology Tips for Online Students
24(36)
Before Online Coursework Begins
25(1)
Time-Saving Technology Tips
26(2)
Accessibility Tips
28(3)
Tips for Managing Your Files
31(4)
Tips for Using the World Wide Web
35(7)
Evaluating Online Resources
42(6)
Tips for Using Your Web Browser
48(1)
Tips for Using Email
49(2)
Tips for Using Microsoft Word
51(2)
Technology Support Tips
53(2)
Developing a Technology Contingency Plan
55(5)
Chapter Summary
57(1)
Chapter Two Exercise
57(1)
Chapter Two Skills Checklist
58(2)
Selecting the Right Opportunities for Success
60(15)
Increasing the Odds of Your Success
61(1)
Be Realistic with Your Time
62(3)
Consider the Timing
65(1)
Balance Your Academic and Work Commitments
66(1)
Balance Your Academic and Personal Commitments
67(1)
Get Your Feet Wet: Take an Online Course of Personal Interest
68(1)
Review Prerequisite Requirements
69(1)
Verify Your Support Services
69(6)
Chapter Summary
73(1)
Chapter Three Exercise
73(1)
Chapter Three Skills Checklist
74(1)
Create a Plan and Follow It
75(24)
Planning for Online Success
76(3)
Setting Realistic Expectations of Online Coursework
79(1)
Common Misconceptions of Online Coursework
80(2)
Clarifying Personal Expectations and Setting Goals
82(2)
Building Comprehension Skills
84(2)
Establishing Study Times
86(1)
Creating an Effective Study Environment
87(5)
Planning with Learning or Physical Disabilities in Mind
92(1)
Familiarizing Yourself with the Course Design
93(1)
Staying in Touch
94(1)
Creating an Effective Plan
95(4)
Chapter Summary
96(1)
Chapter Four Exercise
96(1)
Chapter Four Skills Checklist
97(2)
Time Management Strategies
99(12)
Don't Procrastinate
100(1)
Don't Wait for Perfection
101(1)
Combine Activities
101(1)
Don't Expect Your Instructor to Always Be Online
102(1)
Keep to a Schedule
103(1)
Use Your Free Time Wisely
103(2)
Learn to Say ``No''
105(1)
Make Use of Technology
105(2)
Know Your Studying Prime Times
107(4)
Chapter Summary
109(1)
Chapter Five Exercise
109(1)
Chapter Five Skills Checklist
110(1)
Developing Positive Online Relationships
111(20)
Online Relationships
112(1)
Making a Good First Impression Online
113(2)
Effective Email Communications
115(1)
Staying Organized Online
116(1)
Adding a Personal Touch
117(1)
Attachment Etiquette
118(1)
Getting to Know Your Instructor
119(1)
Creating a Supportive Online Learning Community
120(2)
Five Strategies for Successful Online Communications
122(9)
Chapter Summary
128(1)
Chapter Six Exercise
128(2)
Chapter Six Skills Checklist
130(1)
Study Tips for Online Students
131(40)
Online Real-Time Chats
133(4)
Online Discussion Boards
137(4)
Email
141(5)
Listservs
146(2)
Online Group Projects
148(4)
Online Exams
152(2)
Online Presentations
154(3)
Online Readings
157(3)
Online (or Electronic) Portfolios
160(2)
Turning in Assignments Online
162(2)
Online Whiteboards
164(1)
E-research
165(6)
Chapter Summary
168(1)
Chapter Seven Exercise
169(1)
Chapter Seven Skills Checklist
170(1)
Getting Motivating, Staying Motivated
171(10)
Selecting Courses
172(1)
Finding an Application
173(1)
Keeping Your Goals in Mind
174(1)
Developing Your Motivational Support System
174(1)
Visualizing Your Success
175(1)
Communicating with Your Instructor
176(1)
Being an Active Participant
176(1)
Rewarding Yourself Throughout the Semester
177(1)
Developing Healthy Habits
177(4)
Chapter Summary
178(1)
Chapter Eight Exercise
179(1)
Chapter Eight Skills Checklist
180(1)
References and Recommended Readings 181(1)
Glossary 182(5)
About the Authors 187(1)
Acknowledgements 188


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