Keys to Online Learning

Keys to Online Learning

By: Sarah Lyman Kravits (author), Joyce Bishop (author), Kateri Drexler (author), Carol J. Carter (author)Paperback

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This text is appropriate for online or hybrid Student Success classes, General Education courses delivered online, and as a supplemental resource across the curriculum to prepare students for effective online learning. It addresses strategies specific to the hybrid and online learning environment combined with key components, learning styles and critical thinking, from best-selling Keys to Success to help students be effective across the curriculum. Keys to Online Learning addresses though the convenience of online education has enabled greater numbers of students' access to degree programs, being successful in this environment requires specific skills and strategies. Every element can be fundamentally different for online students (i.e. the presentation of material, classmate and instructor interaction, assessments and activities). Students will learn how to effectively experience the online environment learning process as they decide what, how, and when course materials are accessed. Reading skills are required for print and onscreen content. Writing is the main form of communication, informally on discussion boards and formal writing skills in academic papers. Assignments require virtual collaboration, and developing peer relationships requires a different skill set than those used in face-to-face settings. Online education can make a student more anonymous, so motivation and time management is paramount. This resource will support online students to develop the aforementioned skills: reading, writing, assignments, and more, infusing learning styles and critical thinking throughout.

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Kateri Drexler has been designing online applications for students for over fifteen years. As the President of Global Learning Solutions, Inc. Kateri oversees the creation of interactive and engaging online courses, labs, and simulations. Prior to venturing into the online world, she was a professor of business administration and has authored or co-authored twelve texts in the field of student success. Kateri is dedicated to discovering what drives and enables students to learn. When a high school biology teacher challenged her to raise her own standards significantly, beyond what she thought possible, it changed the course of her future. Since then, she has studied how others can benefit from finding their own driving force and mastering learning skills by making small adjustments in habits and practices. She has traveled extensively around the world; living and working in Africa, Asia, South America and the U.S. helping thousands of students take control of the factors and forces that shape their lives. She is a consultant with the U.S. Department of State for governmental ministries and heads of businesses in developing countries in terms of strategic development. Books include: Strategies for the Future Professional, Strategies for Building on Your Best, Icons of Business Volume I, Icons of Business Volume II, Strategies for the Future Professional, Strategies for Active Citizenship, Strategies for Technical Professionals; Pathways to Success Volumes I- III. She was the Media Director for the Keys SERIES, developed several Instructor's Manuals, the Student Success Supersite, and media for use with Keys and other texts, online courses for Student Success. Kateri holds an MBA. Carol Carter began college knowing she was "behind the 8-ball" in terms of her skills. What she lacked in experience, she made up for with elbow grease and persistence. The work paid off and she graduated college with honors and a desire to help other students. carol's company, LifeBound, is her classroom. each year, she works with ten to fifteen interns and graduates who help her develop ideas whic, in turn, help students in college and school districts around the country. As President of LifeBound, she teaches study, interpersonal, and career skills to middle school and high school students to help them become competitive in today's global world and to create better prepared freshman entering college. She also trains and teaches faculty in Academic Coaching. Learn more at ot follow Carol on Twitter. Her first book, Majoring in the Rest of Your Life, launched her writing career and opened the door to her work on the Keys to Success Series. Her blog site is Joyce Bishop has taught college students for more than twenty-two years. After struggling with a learning disability as a student, she went on to earn a PhD in psychology. Right now, she is in her dream job as a staff development coordinator at Golden West COllege, traning faculty in learning strategies and online teaching techniques while still teaching three classes. in 2008 Joyce received the Hayward Award, a state teachinga ward. Joyce co-founded the Pathways to Independence non-profit foundation for poor young women from abusive backgrounds. While the young women have come from backgorunds as diverse as prison or extreme poverty, the program has sent 225 of them to college and 195 have graduated into gainful employment. This photo is of Joyce with one of the Pathways graducates, Valerie, who obtained her degree in nursing and is now working at a major university hospital. Sarah Lyman Kravits lives the strategies for success she writes about. As an author and mother of three children aged 11, 9, and 5, she faces the challenges of managing time and fulfilling responsibilities (not to mention eating right and getting enough sleep). In her writing and research, she works to stay creative and keep up with technology and the growth of knowledge. In her work with colleagues all over the country, she strives for integrity, effective communication, productive teamwork, and flexibility. Finally, in her current role as a breast cancer patient, she uses goal achievement and stress management strategies every single day to get through a host of new and unexpected challenges.


Chapter 1: Logging In to Success Feature: Analyze: Rate Yourself as an Onlien Student Understanding the Online Learning Environment Facts and Fictions of Online Learning Types of Online Courses Feature: Online Application Types of Assignments Types of Learning Management Systems Setting Yourself Up for Success: Practices of Successful Online Learners Prepare for the Path Ahead Structure Your Schedule Set Priorities Develop Discipline and Accountability Foster Relationships Feature: Online Outlook Seek New Skills Manage Your Thoughts and Emotions Feature: Create a Quick Plan for Success Ask for Help Feature: Practice Chapter 2: Managing Time and Priorities Feature: Analyze: Rate Yourself as a Self-Manager Setting Goals for Success What is a Goal? Dealing with Conflicting Goals Guidelines for Attainable (SMART) Goals Feature: Create a Path to Success Time Management Tools and Strategies Schedules and Planners Common Electronic Calendar Features Managing Time in Online Courses Manage Email Feature: Online Application Feature: Online Outlook Manage Discussion Forums Manage Course Resources Manage Your Non-Educational Computer Time Put Off Procrastination Develop Good Habits Feature: Practice Chapter 3: Navigating Learning Strategies Feature: Analyze: Rate Yourself as a Self-Knowing Learner Use Assessments to Learn about Yourself Assess to Grow, Not to Label Types of Assessments Feature: Create a Character Assess Yourself with the Multiple Intelligences with Pathways to Learning Take the Assessment Apply the Strategies for Online Learning Assess Your Style of Interaction with the Personality Spectrum Take the Assessment Apply the Strategies for Online Learning Feature: Online Outlook Feature: Practice Chapter 4: Critical Thinking: Programming Feature: Analyze: Rate Yourself as a Thinker Becoming a THINKER Take apart information Hear other perspectives Identify False Logic Neutralize judgment Keep out bias Evaluate sources Resolve problems Critical Thinking in Arguments Identifying the Conclusion Identifying the Premises Identifying the Supporting Evidence Identifying the Hidden Assumptions Critical Thinking in an Online Environment Strategies for Using Critical Thinking in Threaded Discussions Strategies for Searching for Information Online Feature: Online Application Feature: Evaluate Websites Feature: Online Outlook Feature: Practice Chapter 5 Uploading Information-Online Reading, Information Literacy, and Study Skills Feature: Rate Yourself as a Reader of Online and Text Materials Get Ready to Read Define Your Purpose Be Prepared for a Challenge Set Realistic Goals Expand Your Vocabulary Deal with Internal Distractions Prepare for Online Reading Active Reading Strategies for Critical READERS Rapidly Skim Evoke Memories Apply Critical Thinking Determine Main Ideas Engage with Others Review Summarize Online Reading Challenges Complex Material Eyestrain Feature: Create a Summary Feature: Online Application Feature: Online Outlook Reading Strategies for Different Learning Styles Feature: Practice Chapter 6 Compressing Information--Note-Taking for Online Courses Feature: Analyze: Rate Yourself as an Active Student Basic Note-Taking Techniques Deciding on What to Record Deciding Where to Keep Notes Feature: Create Abbreviations Note-Taking Situations Note-Taking While Reading Note-Taking for Multimedia Presentations Feature: Online Outlook Collaborative Note-Taking Note-Taking Formats Outlining T-format (Cornell System) Think Links Feature: Online Application Note-Taking Strategies for Different Learning Styles Feature: Practice Chapter 7: Zooming in on Online Course Assignments and Tests Feature: Analyze: Rate Yourself as a Writer Tackling Any Assignment Before You Begin Approaching Different Types of Assignments Feature: Online Application ANSWER the Question Characteristics of Effective Writing Clear Topic Good Organization Feature: Create a New Topic Writer's Voice and Material Feature: Online Outlook Sentence Variety Conciseness Correct Grammar and Punctuation Good Design Applying Strategies for Different Learning Styles Feature: Practice Chapter 8-Creating e-Portfolios Feature: Analyze: Rate Yourself as a Self-Promoter Developing Your e-Portfolio Purpose of an e-Portfolio What to Include Feature: Create a Short Biography Steps in Creating an e-Portfolio Decide Collect Develop Feature: Online Application Evaluate Share Feature: Online Outlook Feature: Practice

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780132484596
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780132484596
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 0132484595

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