Online Education For Dummies

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-30
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Online Education For Dummies provides students of all ages with key data on admissions criteria, technology requirements, financial aid opportunities, and more. Online Education For Dummies also teaches readers how to: Find out if a program is accredited (and explains why accreditation is important) Get financial aid for online education Transfer credits Find out what software and hardware is needed to study online Develop good online study habits Deal with online study groups and other dynamics Organize and manage online time Determine which online programs are legitimate and which are scams devised to waste time and money

Author Biography

Kevin Johnson is CEO of The Cutting Ed, Inc., an education consulting company focused on instruction design and technology and on distance education.

Susan Manning, EdD, is a certified Master Online Teacher and an online instructor for the Illinois Online Network at the University of Illinois and for the University of Wisconsin at Stout.

Table of Contents

Introducing a Different Kind of Classroom
Heading Online for Your Education
The Traits and Benefi ts of Online Education
The Technology and Technological Skills You Need to Succeed
Preparing to Be a Student
Discovering What's Available Online
Doing Your Homework: Evaluating Schools
Applying to School and Securing the Cash
Getting Accepted and Prepping for Class
The Virtual Classroom: Being an A+ Student
Navigating the Classroom
Meeting the People in (And around) Your Classroom
Communicating Clearly Online
Developing Good Study Habits for Online Courses
Getting a Handle on Group Dynamics
Understanding Netiquette and Ethical Behavior
Finishing and Submitting Your Assignments
Transitioning after School
Special Considerations in Online Education
Educating Students from Kindergarten through High School
Connecting with International Students
Accessibility in Online Education
The Part of Tens
Ten Myths about Online Education
Ten Nationally Recognized Online Schools
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