How to Be a Successful Online Student

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 12, 2000 - Education - 266 pages
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According to the National Center for Education Statistics more than 85% of public universities offer non-residential “distance 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
 

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Contents

Part 2 What Is Online Study?
15
Part 3 Is Distance Learning for You?
57
Part 4 How to Choose a Distance Education Provider
83
Part 5 The Bigger Picture
109
Part 6 How to Succeed at a Distance
153
Part 7 What Are They Talking About?
221
Index
261
About the Author
267
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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.

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