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How to Be a Successful Online Student,9780071365123

How to Be a Successful Online Student

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 11/21/2000
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill
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According to the National Center for Education Statistics more than 85% of public universities offer non-residential '¬Sdistance learning'¬ courses, degrees, or career credentials. New virtual training institutes pop up every day with convenient online career certification options in business, computers, e-commerce, financial services, and health services. Most books on distance learning merely list accredited colleges and universities offering degrees and certifications. How to Be a Successful Online Student provides the nuts and bolts of how distance learning really works and shows readers how to fully exploit online learning tools, opportunities, and resources, including: Expert advice on which subjects are perfect for online study The essential tools needed including hardware and software Advice on how to become a cracker-jack cyber student with tips on setting up an independent study schedule and sticking with it How to combine online learning with traditional classes

Author Biography

Sara Dulaney Gilbert is the author of more than 25 books on education and self-help including The Career Training Sourcebook, also available from McGraw-Hill, and How to Do Your Best on Tests.Her articles have been published in national magazines. Ms. Gilbert holds an MA from the New York University School of Education, and has worked as an administrator in higher education institutions for nearly two decades.

Table of Contents

Do You Need This Book?

Why You Need This Book.

What Is Online Study?

The Types of Distance Learning.

How The Types of Distance Learning Work.

How the Types of Distance Learning Work.

Who Provides Distance Learning?

Is Distance Learning for You?

What's In Line for Me?

Success Scan.

How to Choose a Distance Education Provider.

The Steps to Take.

What to Look For.

The Bigger Picture.

Teacher's Spot.

Re: Training.

Looking Ahead.

How to Succeed at a Distance.

Following Procedure.

Working the System.

Getting a Grip.

Making That A.

What Are They Talking About?

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