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Online Learning

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LaTonya Holmes

on 1 October 2012

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Success with Online Learning Make sure you're up to date on basic computer skills Many public libraries offer free workshops in basic computer skills. Tips for Success in Online Courses
 Students have the opportunity to engage
in learning that is centered around them. 

 Oral components offered 

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 Make sure your browser is compatible with blackboard. Be Open-minded Be able to communicate through writing Be self-motivated and self-disciplined Be willing to "speak up" if problems arise Be willing and able to commit
6 - 10 hours per week per course
(plan to average 2-3 study hours per credit hour) Be able to meet course requirements Accept critical thinking and decision making as part of the learning process Think ideas through before responding Prepare to engage in high quality learning outside of a traditional classroom Participate! Make sure you have a private
space where you can study Log on to your course every day .........or at least 3-4 times a week Tips from Online Professors Read the syllabus and ask questions if information is unclear
Set up time each week to work on the class, just like you would if you were going to class. This will help you stay on top of the requirements Kim Jaroszewski
University Lecturer
Division of Psychology and Counseling Jennifer Boender
University Lecturer
Division of Psychology and Counseling Log-in early and often! Studies show that students learn better in the online environment when:

They plan ahead, which means logging into the course early to get acquainted with the course's structure and developing a schedule for one's self

Log-in often, instead of trying to complete a large amount of work/reading in one setting. It is best to break things up into small intervals, multiple times throughout the week.

Ideally students should spend 30 minutes to an hour online at least 4-5 times throughout a week. For some online courses it would be beneficial to check-in more frequently, for any announcements made by the instructor, new class emails, and new discussion board posts. As part of the continuous growth in distance education, how do you prepare for success? Tips from GSU Advisors who have taken online courses

Try to get the syllabus prior to registering for the course to make sure you can handle the course load.
Look at your assignments and review before the semester starts.
Some online courses will have videos. Make sure your computer is compatible. Some courses will require group work. To make it more successful, utilize different strategies such as: Skyping, meeting in person and/or email.
Email yourself a copy of all assignments in case they don't post or you lose your flash drive.
Be aware that not all professors respond at the same frequency; exercise a balance of patience and persistence. Distance education formats at GSU: Online
Video/DVD/Cable (sometimes referred to as telecourses)
Hybrid - a combination of live lectures and web-based learning
Web-component - you come to campus weekly, but there are assignments you are required to complete online Any Questions? Caleb Phillips offers what is thought to be the first distance learning class. The course consisted of weekly shorthand lessons by mail. 1728 1891 The International Correspondence School in Scranton, Pennsylvania was founded. It takes less than 20 years for the school to reach 1 million students. 1922 1953 Distance Education's Earliest Days Technology Shakes Things Up Penn State begins offering courses through the radio. Between the two world wars, 200+ colleges and universities were granted radio broadcasting licenses. The University of Houston is one of the first colleges to offer televised courses. Online Education Goes Mainstream 1997 2003 Have a device with internet access California Virtual University is established through the collaboration of multiple California public colleges and universities. 700 online courses are offered. The Sloan Consortium states that 81% of college institutions have at least one online or hybrid course What does the future hold? Online education is on a serious growth path........ .......and it's projected to continue. 30% increase
in 2011 37% projected
increase in 2015 30% 37%
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