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Online learning

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

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