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Learn how to motivate and inspire your students and prepare them for a successful education.

Learn how to motivate and inspire your students and prepare them for a successful education.

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    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2011, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Quick! , Ch01 Logging in to Success Keys to Online Learning Quick Chapter 1 1
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Ideas Explored in Chapter 1 What are some of the benefits and challenges of online learning?  What can I expect to find in an online course? What practices are important for succeeding in online courses? 2
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Benefits of Online Learning Flexible scheduling High-quality interaction   Interactivity with complex concepts Proactive users of technology 3
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Challenges of Online Learning Study skills, such as reading online, writing for an online audience, and building peer relationships are different The most important skill you can have is the ability to take charge of your own learning Successful online students tend to be self-starters and highly motivated to complete assignments and do well in these courses 4
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Understanding the Online Learning Environment: Fact or Fiction?   Online courses can be impersonal, disconnected, and unfulfilling. –Fact or Fiction? Online classes are easier than onsite classes. –Fact or Fiction? Online instructors are less attentive than onsite instructors. –Fact or Fiction?  Online courses are more expensive than onsite courses. –Fact or Fiction? Online courses fit better into a busier schedule. –Fact or Fiction? You can participate in an online class from anywhere.  –Fact or Fiction? Education standards are lower for online courses.  –Fact or Fiction? 5
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Types of Online Courses  Fully Online Blended Asynchronous Synchronous 6
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Approaches to Presenting Contentin an Online Course Course presentations Textbooks and other hard copy materials Video lectures Animations and interactive media Podcasts Web links 7
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Types of Assignments in an Online Course Graded discussions Discussions are the most “visibility” you will have in the class.  Quizzes and exams Ungraded self-assessment Short written assignments Longer analysis papers Group projects Journals 8
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 A Learning Management System 9 Discussion Boards  Course Content Announcements LMS Gradebook Assignments and Assessments Dropbox/DocSharing Chat Room or Lounge Resources   
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Practices of Successful Online Learners    Prepare for the Path Ahead Structure Your Schedule Set Priorities Develop Discipline and Accountability Foster Relationships Seek New Skills Manage Your Thoughts and Emotions Ask for Help      10
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Prepare for the Path Ahead Read and understand the course catalog Read and understand your syllabus Review your main goal for your education daily Make a list of the courses in your program Make a schedule for when you will take each course 11
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Structure Your Schedule Put key dates from your syllabus in your schedule Keep a “to-do” list Log in to your course every day Use a calendar Participate! Take care of yourself 12
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Set Priorities Understand your values and how education fits in Make your course a priority Read success stories Visualize how your success will impact your future 13
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Develop Discipline and Accountability Plan extra time into your schedule Find someone to whom you can be accountable Implement the 10-minute rule There is perhaps no single greater habit for online success than becoming a self-starter and managing yourself. 14
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Foster Relationships  Be tolerant and polite Be cautious of language that could be misinterpreted Interact with your classmates as much as possible Value diversity Ask questions Prioritize relationships Show your classmates you value them Be open-minded Work through tensions 15
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Foster Relationships  Be aware of prejudice Prejudgments of others based on race, sexual orientation, disability, religion, etc. Influenced by family and culture, fear, and bad experiences Based on stereotypes Assumptions made, without proof or critical thinking, about the characteristics of a person or group Caused by a desire for patterns and logic, media, unwillingness to look deeper 16
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Seek New Skills What challenges you? Learn better reading, writing, and collaboration skills Apply what you have already learned to new learning Practice skills Apply new knowledge as soon as possible Get help right away if you need it! 17
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Manage Thoughts and Emotions Look out for negative thoughts “should,” “ought,” “have to,” “can’t,” “always,” and “never.” Challenge negative thoughts Replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts Take action! Focus on the positive Acknowledge fears Learn from mistakes and move on Find the good in any situation Spend time with positive people 18
    • ©Pearson Education, Inc. 2012, Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, Keys to Success: Building Creative, Analytical and Practical Skills, Ch01 Ask for Help Know who to call and keep contact information handy Ask for help clearly If someone is unwilling to help, find someone else Lean on your classmates 19