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Building Community - How Students Can Help
Autonomous students do well in distance learning courses. However, it can feel lonely if you don't communicate with classmates or the instructor, especially if you need some help. It is therefore advisable that you help to develop a sense of community in your online courses.
5 Common Misconceptions about Distance Learning
There are still misconceptions about distance learning even though there are more and more students choosing to study by distance learning every year. The following are 5 misconceptions about distance learning.
Accredited Online Colleges & Universities
Reviews and overviews of accredited online and distance colleges and universities.
Be a Successful Online Learner
Students in online distance learning courses have needs which are different from students in on campus courses. If there is help available through the school, they need to take advantage of it. They also need to be self-motivated and manage their time as if they had classes at a given time.
Choosing the Right Online Degree Program
Selecting a degree program can be a daunting task, particularly if your area of study covers a variety of disciplines. One way to help narrow down your choices is to visit a career counselor who can help you better understand your interests and long-term goals.
Computer Equipment Required for Online Learning
One of the frequently asked questions by students new to online distance learning is, “What equipment do I need to take an online class?” Here is a list of the most common computer requirements for most online classes.
Credit for Prior Learning
Some ways to receive credit for learning you have accomplished previous to your current program of study.
Distance Learning Careers
Are you interested in working in the field of distance education? There are many jobs available besides the obvious ones of teaching online. People are required behind the scenes to make everything run smoothly. Here are some of the distance learning jobs that I found by doing an online search.
DL Residencies and Colloquiums
The majority of distance learning programs require the attendance of a residency or colloquia prior to completing the program. Learn more about why it benefits both the student and faculty to participate in these learning sessions.
ESL Student Resources [offsite link]
From OWL - the Online Writing Lab, a collection of resources, handouts, links, quizzes, chats, and much more to help ESL students learn to operate in English.
Finding a Summer Job in Your Field
You may not be able to get an internship position for the summer at this point but you may still be able to get a job with an organization that is at least related to the subject you are studying. Here are some tips on how to make the most of such a job.
Gift Ideas for Student Budgets
Online students are usually on fairly tight budgets. How do you find gifts for friends and relatives that you can afford? Here are some ideas for inexpensive and even some free gifts that will show people how much you care.
Information about how students can recognize and use their learning style to their advantage.
LiqwidMinz.com Study Aids [offsite link]
Resources for high school and college students, including tutorials, links and tutoring.
Help in making choices about schools, programs, courses and whether distance education is for you.
Meeting Learning Goals
How distance learning students can set and work towards their learning goals.
Philosophy Research Base Site Review
A website review of Erratic Impact's Philosophy Research Base.
Tasks that students must learn to do well so that they can be more successful on their assignments and in their work with other students in the course.
Study Skills and Strategies
The skills and strategies that students can develop in order to be more successful in their studies.
Supporting Your Online Degree in Job Interviews
Some employers truly feel that a bricks and mortar education is superior to an online degree. If you are in a job interview with such an employer, here are some ideas about how to handle the situation so that you do not lose all hope of landing the job.
The Value of Accreditation
The accreditation process has been utilized for over a century. It was originally established to ensure the quality of education provided by secondary and postsecondary educational institutions.
What is Blended Learning
Blended learning has a general definition but can vary from almost all face to face learning to almost all online learning. Here is the general definition and some factors for students to consider when deciding whether to enroll in blended learning courses.
What is Distance Learning
What exactly is distance learning? Learn how various methods can allow people anywhere in the world to be educated regardless of how remote their location.
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