Description

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.

Key Features

    • 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
    • Practical, insider advice across all disciplines on how to succeed in the the unique environment of online education
    • Valuable for instructors and administrators to better understand obstacles faced by students and how to help them succeed

    Readership

    Current and prospective students in online college courses

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Choosing an Online School and Program

    Chapter 2: What to Expect in an Online Class and How to Prepare

    Chapter 3: What You Will Miss and How to Make Up For It

    Chapter 4: Forming Good Habits to Reduce Stress, Find a Work–Life Balance, and Succeed in School

    Chapter 5: Managing Your Time Effectively

    Chapter 6: How to Approach Class Work to Maximize Your Chances of Success

    Chapter 7: Effective Research Techniques in Online Education

    Chapter 8: Writing for Success

    Chapter 9: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

    Chapter 10: Approaching Graduation—Looking for Opportunities

    Chapter 11: Networking, Leveraging Instructors, and Landing your Next Position

    Chapter 12: Conclusion

    Glossary: Common Terms in Online Education

    Details

    No. of pages:
    156
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2013
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Anderson
    Print ISBN:
    9781455776320
    Electronic ISBN:
    9781455776467

    About the authors

    Kevin Fandl

    Kevin J. Fandl is a legal writing and legal English scholar with extensive publishing and teaching experience. He served as a managing editor for the Foreign Policy Bulletin for three years and as a senior editor on the American University International Law Review for two years. He has published 10 law review articles, several editorials and book reviews, and three books on law and legal writing. He is the director of the Global Legal Education Institute, which develops and delivers on-site training around the world on numerous U.S. law topics, including Legal English and Legal Writing. Fandl earned his Master’s degree in International Relations, his Juris Doctor degree in Law from American University, and his Doctorate in Public Policy from George Mason University. He lectures frequently at the Georgetown University Law Center and the American University Washington College of Law, and consults for the World Bank and the Organization of American States. He has taught online at numerous universities since 2004. Following nearly 10 years in federal service, Fandl is currently an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia.

    Jamie Smith

    Jamie Smith is an attorney who has been teaching since 2006 and teaching online since 2007. During this time she has taught in numerous undergraduate and graduate programs. She is a full-time faculty member at an online university and has previously served as Chair of an online program. Smith received a J.D and an M.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in international law and organizations from George Washington University. She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, has extensive civil litigation and appellate experience, and is a certified mediator.