Tips for Online Courses

Just a friendly reminder today, Wednesday May 30th, is the last day for students to withdraw from a course in Summer Session I.   All Summer Session I courses are online, and more online courses will be offered in Summer Sessions II-IV.  Whether you’re taking an online class now or plan to in the future, here are some great  tips for being a successful online learner.

Some favorite tips include:

  • Take the program and yourself seriously!

  • Make sure you have a private space where you can study (and reliably access your course online).

  • Log on to your class every day.

  • Think through your ideas before responding.

  • Take advantage of your anonymity to participate if you are usually shy (just remember to be polite!).

  • Embrace the idea that high quality learning can take place without going to a traditional classroom.

And as always, remember that the Library is here to help you.  The physical Library is open for the following hours during the Summer Sessions, and the virtual Library is “open” 24 hours a day.

You can use online Library resources like our article databases, research-by-subject guides, and  How Do I? guides.  You can also browse for ebooks (as well as the traditional kind made out of paper!) in our Library Catalog.

Need help when we’re closed? Just Ask Us!  You can IM a librarian with our Ask Us 24/7 Chat service.

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Posted on May 30, 2012, in ebooks, hours, Resources, Services. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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