Kevin J. Fandl, Jamie D. Smith
This book is a practical guide for any student considering enrollment in, currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from an online course. The authors, both with substantial online teaching and learning experience as well as seasoned professionals, deliver concise guidance to make the online learning journey enjoyable, productive, and most of all, worthwhile. Major topics include how to identify the best online program; comparing online with traditional education programs; finding an ideal work-life balance; managing time and staying organized; how to form good habits to maximize your chances for success; getting the most out of an online learning environment; and using your online education to succeed in your career. As the singular guide to success as an online learner, this practical book serves as the essential desk reference for every online student. It offers an A-to-Z guide for online education from choosing the best school, to earning the best grades, to getting the best job after graduation. It includes practical, insider advice across all disciplines on how to succeed in the the unique environment of online education.
It is valuable for instructors and administrators to better understand obstacles faced by students and how to help them succeed.