Studying At A Distance

A guide for students

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Author: Talbot, Christine

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335238068

Category: Education

Page: 216

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This guide offers practical help and encouragement for those who have not studied 'at a distance'. Suitable for those who may be returning to study after a gap of some years, the activities are part of the guide and introduce the element of active learning typical of studying at a distance.

The Guide to Learning and Study Skills

For Higher Education and at Work

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Author: Sue Drew,Rosie Bingham

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780566092336

Category: Education

Page: 424

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Skills in learning and studying are vital to ensure success in higher education study, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level, in university, college or in the workplace. Skills are needed in reflection, analysis, communication and recording information to produce good work, to engage effectively in a group, to carry out a project or perform well in exams; personal skills are needed to handle time and pressure and to relate to others on a course or in the workplace. This new guide builds on the hugely successful materials the authors have developed over the last 15 years. Along with highly practical guidance on traditional learning skills, The Guide to Learning and Study Skills provides guidance for students on learning in a blended environment, the increased use of personal and professional development planning, continuing professional development and work-based learning.

The Good Study Guide

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Author: Andrew Northedge

Publisher: The Open University

ISBN: 0749259744

Category: Distance education

Page: 383

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Developing your learning skills is one of the best investments you can make. We all need to be lifelong learners now. Whether you are an experienced student or just starting out this book will stimulate, guide and support you. It will make you think about yourself and how your mind learns. And it will change forever the way that you study.Topics include:- motivating yourself and managing your time- taking full advantage of your computer- reading with concentration and understanding- developing flexible note-taking strategies- getting the most from seminars and workshops- making presentations- researching online- handling numbers and charts with confidence- writing clear, well argued assignments- doing yourself justice in exams.For more information, go to www.goodstudyguide.co.uk

Reading At University

A Guide for Students

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Author: Fairbairn, Gavin,Fairbairn, Susan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033520385X

Category: Education

Page: 209

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Reading as a student demands new skills and new disciplines. Students must read. They must read to inform themselves about the subjects they are studying and to allow them to write assignments, reports and dissertations. Though most students can read fairly well, few can make as much or as efficient use as possible of the time they devote to reading for academic purposes. Many guides to study offer a pot pourri of techniques for improving reading skills. None gives as full a treatment of this essential and underpinning area of academic life as Reading at University. The authors believe that students must change both the ways in which they read and the ways in which they think about reading. This book offers effective and efficient strategies for fulfilling students' reading and study potential.

Distance Education: A Systems View of Online Learning

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Author: Michael G. Moore,Greg Kearsley

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111520992

Category: Education

Page: 384

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The most comprehensive and authoritative text on the subject, DISTANCE EDUCATION, Third Edition, retains its emphasis on a systems approach to the organization and selection of material. The text is researched-based and grounded in solid principles of teaching and learning. The authors apply their broad experience and expertise as they explain how to design and teach courses online--including the latest technologies employed, characteristics of learners, organizational structures, and current policy and global perspectives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills

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Author: Catherine Dawson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526452200

Category:

Page: 376

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100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills is a sourcebook of activities for study skills tutors, teachers and support staff. This practical, user-friendly guide is designed to complement your existing study skills materials, and provide innovative and imaginative ways for you to motivate and engage your students. Activities include: Study preparation and time management Reading, writing and listening Independent study and group-work Dissertations, reports and projects Critical and creative thinking Revision, examinations and tests. All activities contain clear guidance about the purpose, level and type of activity, along with a range of discussion notes that signpost key issues and research insights. Students are encouraged to reflect on and develop their study skills, while connecting them to subject content and the process of learning, so that they become more motivated, enhance their learning and increase their chances of success.

Policy for Open and Distance Learning

World Review of Distance Education and Open Learning

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Author: Helen Lentell,Hilary Perraton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134575165

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Policy for Open and Distance Learning considers the questions that planners and policy makers in open and distance learning need to address at any level of education. Starting by analysing the range of purposes for which open and distance learning is used, the book places the issues in context and examines experience in both the public and private sector. As well as discussing in detail new agenda set by new information and communication technologies, the book covers: * Inputs * Processes * Outcomes. The editors, Hilary Perraton and Helen Lentell, have drawn together an international team of contributors who have examined the varied roles of the new technologies as well as low-technology approaches to open and distance learning throughout the world. This book will be invaluable to policy makers in education and those planning or managing open and distance learning programmes. It will also be of interest to students and teachers of education and anyone concerned with comparative education.

How to Manage your Distance and Open Learning Course

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Author: Lucinda Becker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137134283

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This book is an essential guide to all aspects of open and distance learning, covering how to choose a course, how to manage the routine aspects of studying and how to make the most of the learning opportunities, skills development and career advancement that can arise from your course. Key areas include time management, flexible learning techniques, assessment, finance, problem solving and dovetailing your course with domestic and professional commitments. The guidance is always practical and the tone is positive.

The Mature Student's Study Guide 2nd Edition

Essential Skills for Those Returning to Education or Distance Learning

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Author: Catherine Dawson

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1848031831

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Studying as an adult is very different to your school experience. This book will give you the skills and confidence you need when returning to education as a mature student.' You have decided to return to education, and now you may be worried that your study skills are not up to scratch. This inspiring and practical book has been written especially for you - whether you are considering a full-time course, part-time studies, evening classes or distance learning such as an Open University degree. It covers everything you need to know to succeed in your chosen course, including how to: discover your learning style; improve your reading seed and memory; take notes and get organised; improve your writing and mathematical skills; master research techniques; develop analytical skills; and, gain marks in exams.

Studying with Dyslexia

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Author: Janet Godwin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230390579

Category: Self-Help

Page: 152

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As a dyslexic student you have a unique learning style. Understanding this can help you take control and study in a way that is most effective for you. Full of practical advice and visual examples, this friendly book will guide you through the dyslexic learning style. It gives you all the essential knowledge and ideas needed to manage your dyslexia positively. Handy for students at any level, this easy-to-read guide: • suggests core strategies for doing things differently to work with your dyslexia, instead of against it • covers individual study skills, including organisation, reading, writing and taking exams • provides information on the support that should be available to you as a student

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

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Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Assessing Open and Distance Learners

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Author: Chris Morgan,Meg O'Reilly

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749428785

Category: Education

Page: 229

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Most works on assessment assume a face-to-face teaching context. The few that don't, assume that assessment issues are largely generic and equally applicable in face-to-face, open or distance contexts. Unfortunately, reality is far removed from this generalized viewpoint and, as the authors of this book point out, once assessment is considered from the open or distance learner's perspective it becomes very apparent that new approaches to assessment have to be developed. Written by practitioners in ODL for other practitioners, this is neither a book that preaches nor one that takes the abstract high ground. Offering concrete advice and evidence, it will help readers both to reflect upon their personal approaches to assessment and to adapt their techniques in order to benefit learners.

The Sciences Good Study Guide

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Author: Andrew Northedge

Publisher: The Open University

ISBN: 0749234113

Category: Distance education

Page: 410

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Guide for students starting to study sciences at college or university

Getting Ahead as an International Student

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Author: Dave Burnapp

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 176

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"This book provides international students, planning to study at a university in an English speaking country, with knowledge about what they will have to do at university, why they will have to do this and how. The author helpfully bases each chapter on a theme and highlights related theories, learning points and tasks ... Individual assignments are covered but an important part of the book is group tasks such as discussions; consequently making it ideal for use in a group context. The practical advice and guidelines throughout will provide international students with a great head start for university education." Christine Boomsma, Student, University of Plymouth, UK "This excellent and easily accessible guide recognises the needs and concerns international students face when starting a university course. It is well laid out in three distinct parts: the university context, the study process and producing assignments with each chapter containing tasks to develop learning in each of these areas. International students will find this a useful book in understanding the expectations of study at an English speaking university at whatever level they choose to study and as a reference guide to refer to throughout their university education." Balvinder Bassi, Student, University of Birmingham, UK How can I adapt to life at an English speaking university? How can I get good grades? This book unravels the background and culture of English speaking universities. It explains how you will be expected to learn and study in universities in English speaking countries, and how you can develop your skills to excel as an independent learner. While it is important to understand how to undertake academic tasks like referencing, essay-writing and presenting information, it is also useful to be aware as to why the university requires you to do them. Each section includes the approaches, methods and applied exercises that will help you to understand and develop your skills. Reflective exercises as well as group tasks are also included to help you develop the study skills that are necessary for successful completion of a course. You are also encouraged to keep a copy of each completed task (in a portfolio) in order to demonstrate the skills you have learned to prospective employers. Getting Ahead as an International Student is designed for international students studying at any level - foundation level, undergraduate or postgraduate - and using any mode of study including distance-learning. Visit the accompanying website for further readings and resources linked with this book: www.openup.co.uk/internationalstudents

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

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Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

The Student Life Handbook

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Author: Christine Fanthome

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802109

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Many students arrive at university with the idea that this will be 'the time of their lives'. However, some students find that being a fresher is not all it's cracked-up to be: they are not immediately at ease with university culture and find it hard to deal with the day-to-day issues arising from living away from home. The Student Life Handbook draws on the experiences of over 160 students from all over the UK to offer practical advice on balancing domestic demands with university study. Covering many aspects of university life such as finance, accommodation, leaving home and joining the social scene, this guide will help students reap the greatest possible benefit and enjoyment from their time at university.

The MBA Handbook

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Author: Sheila Cameron

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292088710

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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‭‘An absolutely vital resource for anyone doing an MBA. It will help you at every ‭stage: before, during and after your MBA.’ ‭Alex Elferink, MBA Graduate, Cass Business School, City University ‭Praise for previous edition ‭‘The MBA Handbook appropriately introduces theoretical concepts and real-life ‭examples to underpin practice-based exercises and thinking.’ ‭Jayne Mothersdale, Governor and Principal Lecturer, Learning & Teaching, ‭Leeds Beckett University ‭New edition of the definitive text for business students. ‭Undertaking any postgraduate management study is a big investment on many levels. The MBA ‭Handbook is the definitive text in this area and explains what will be expected from you on a ‭personal, professional and academic level. Designed to prepare and support you throughout ‭your studies and your career, the book is clearly structured and simply written around the ‭following sections: ‭‭Understanding the MBA and postgraduate study – covering self-management, time-‭management and planning as well as common challenges and how to overcome them; ‭‭Transferable learning skills – covering professional development, diagrams, numbers and ‭data analysis, teamwork and leadership, and crucially, case studies and problem solving; Skills for assessment – covering preparation for the unique assessments that await in MBA and ‭PG study, including speaking and presentations, writing, exams, projects and theses; Afterwards – how to start and shape your career.‭‭ ‭ This successful text has been thoroughly updated to include: New and updated activities, examples and exercises in every chapter to help evaluate your ‭progress and put ideas into practice. Mini-cases and real-life study and business examples integrated throughout the book. ‭‭Support for distance learning students and extended coverage of issues relating to EFL and ‭ESL students.‭ Visit the companion website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/cameron for worksheets and self-assessment ‭exercises. ‭Sheila Cameron has worked for the Open University Business ‭School since its inception. She has been involved in its MBA ‭programme since its earliest design stages in a variety of roles, ‭including a period as MBA Director. Sheila is also the author of ‭The Business Students Handbook.

Reading, Writing and Reasoning

A Guide for Students

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Author: Gavin Fairbairn,Christopher Winch

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335238890

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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This new edition will be completely revised and re-worked to present a thoroughly modern and essential handbook to reading, writing & reasoning.