9781412978224

Introduction to Online Learning : A Guide for Students

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412978224

  • ISBN10:

    141297822X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-04-28
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

The book addresses myths and misconceptions regarding online education, organization, communication, time management, personal learning styles, key aspects of research, handling technological "catastrophes", where to seek help when you need it, and other tips for successfully meeting the unique demands of distance learning. This book contains relevant, original examples and illustrations, as well as online resources with links to meaningful examples, interviews with students, etc.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Debunking the Myths of Online Education
Introduction
Taking online courses is "settling" for a lesser-quality education
I am feeling overwhelmed; online learning must not be for me
I don't know my way around a computer: I can't do this!
With online education, I am "going it alone"
I am online all the time; this will be easy!
Online learninf requires less time than traditional education
Since this is an online course, I can complete the coursework whenever I want
My online Coursework will not be respected by others
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Chapter Checklist
Where do I Start?
Introduction
Technology Basics
Getting Comfortable with Online Campus
Exploring the Online Classroom
Knowing What to Look For
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Chapter Checklist
Getting Organized
Introduction
Getting Organized
Where to Find the Space
Special Considerations When Working at Home
Finding Office in the Community
Where to Find the Time
The Importance of Balance
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Chapter Checklist
"Where do I turn for Help?" Knowing Your Resources
Introduction
Getting Answers to School-Specific Question
Technological Resources
Academic Resources
Social Resources
Counseling Services
Financial Support
Conclusion
Reflections Questions
Chapter Checklist
When the Worst Happens and How to Cope
Introduction
The Importance of Perspective
Technology Matters
Tips and Tricks to Minimize Technical Catastrophes
Responding to Common Problems
Family, Work or Personal Emergencies
Physical Limitations to Writing
School-Related Problems
When You Have Fallen Behind...
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Chapter Checklist
Learning Styles
Introduction
Know Your Strengths
The Delivery of Information
Kolb's Learning Styles
Other Considerations in Learning Style
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Chapter Checklist
Written Communication
Introduction
Computer-mediated, Communication, Academic Style
Discussion Boards
Emails
Formal Writing Assignments
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Chapter Checklist
Conducting Quality Research for Your Online Class
Introduction
Why Research?
Types of Resources
Researching for Your Online Class
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Chapter Checklist
Citing Your Sources
Introduction
Citing 101
Knowing When to Cite
Knowing How to Cite
Peparing to Cite Your Sources
Conclusion
Reflection Questions
Chapter Checklist
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