Introduction to Online Learning
By Julie L. Globokar
SAGE Publications, Inc
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A survival guide companion for students beginning their first online or hybrid classIntroduction to Online Learning introduces first-time distance learners to the realities of Web-based education and serves as the most comprehensive, practical guide to achieving success when facing online-specific barriers as well as common academic hurdles. Written by an experienced instructor, this invaluable aid shows students how to overcome challenges related to e-mail communication, technological catastrophes, staying organized on a daily basis, and more. Students learn to take advantage of the unique resources available for those enrolled in internet-based programs and to make the most of their Web-based educational experience by tailoring it to their personal strengths, needs, and learning styles. Key FeaturesThe author provides clear explanations of how to tailor research, writing, and citing sources to the online classroom, as well as when citations are necessaryConcrete, original examples link the text to students' personal experiences; illustrations vividly bring material to lifeScreenshots and excerpts from online syllabi help students navigate their first course requirementsExamples of appropriate discussion board interaction aid students in progressing in their course with confidenceSelf-assessments guide students in determining individual learning styles and levels of preparedness
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