How to Be a Successful Online Student

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9780071365123: How to Be a Successful Online Student

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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From the Author:

Though I am the author of "How to Be a Successful Online Student," I have been amazed by the interest it has stirred among students AND providers of online education -- I think because there is very little if anything like this available, which is in practicality a "consumer's guide" to this still pioneering area of learning. In fact, some schools that do not offer the kind of "how-to" help for making good use of distance techniques have requested that the book be recommended to their students as a guidebook, and it certainly seems to serve that purpose well.

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Make the grade from your own home!

There’s no question that learning brings power and success. And the Internet has opened up a whole new chapter in education. The opportunities for advancing your education are more abundant than ever. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, more than 85% of public universities offer distance learning and online courses, degrees, and career credentials. Moreover, an increasing number of career-related training courses and programs are offered online. In today's knowledge economy you can pursue—or continue—your education online from the comfort and convenience of your own home.

How to Be A Successful Online Student can help you reach your educational goals online. This no-nonsense, up-to-date book is perfect for lifelong learners, wired students, and professionals using the Internet to get educated at a distance. Here you will learn how to determine which subjects are best for you, organize and manage your online time, develop good cyber study habits, and work independently. The book provides you with the "nuts and bolts" of how online learning works including:

* How to determine whether you are a good candidate for online learning * Essential information on how to find out what software and hardware you will need to study online * Advice on what you can and cannot study online * Tips on locating online opportunities * How to combine online learning with traditional classes and much more.

Complete with helpful overviews at the end of each chapter, checklists, self-assessment exercises, and a glossary, this important resource shows you how to make the most of your education online.

Log onto your future and discover How to Be a Successful Online Student.

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