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How to Master an Online Degree

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Distance education has become the fastest growing mode of learning on a global basis. This guide will prepare students to get the most out of any distance education program by providing a road map to successfully complete an online degree. It is a necessary read for anyone considering, or who is enrolled in a distance education program. It explains key differences between distance learning and on-campus education, and how to be most successful when pursuing a degree online. Students must determine which environment will provide the best result according to their specific needs, circumstances and preferences. This guide better prepares students to recognize potential challenges and roadblocks and offers the most effective methods to address and resolve issues that may be encountered related to distance education. By understanding the roles of those involved in an online educational process such as instructors, facilitators, tutors, administrators, IT departments and others, students can benefit by being more aware of how to successfully communicate and take advantage of all that is offered when pursuing an online degree. Equally important is learning how to benefit from interacting with other students involved in your courses. Areas that can present significant challenges for online students include: engagement, time management, self-discipline, managing personal and work-related relationships, re-engaging in academic studies after a prolonged absence, writing skills, how to ready yourself before your first course, and technology issues. The combination of the suggestions and procedures contained in this guide will help you address these and other issues, allowing you to complete your online education more easily and to the best of your ability.

How to Master Online Learning

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Peterson's How to Master Online Learning provides information about online degree programs, online certifications, and continuing education; advice on paying for online classes, software, and textbooks; and expert strategies for online learning success. Online learning continues to grow and evolve as the most popular form of distance learning. For the most comprehensive online learning guidance, including tips on making the most of your online learning experience, choose Peterson's How to Master Online Learning.

How to Master Online Learning Once You ve Decided

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This eBook is Part II from Peterson's How to Master Online Learning which provides the most comprehensive information about online degree programs, online certifications, and continuing education; advice on paying for online classes, software, and textbooks; and expert strategies for online learning success.

How to Master Online Learning Looking at Online Options

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This eBook is Part I from Peterson's How to Master Online Learning which provides the most comprehensive information about online degree programs, online certifications, and continuing education; advice on paying for online classes, software, and textbooks; and expert strategies for online learning success.

Successful Career Development for the Fitness Professional

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Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

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Revised and updated with the latest data in the field, Fundamentals of Information Systems Security, Third Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the essential concepts readers must know as they pursue careers in information systems security. The text opens with a discussion of the new risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with the transition to a digital world. Part 2 presents a high level overview of the Security+ Exam and provides students with information as they move toward this certification.

Success as an Online Student

Author : Kevin J. Fandl
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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.

Making the Move to eLearning

Author : Kay Lehmann
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Making the Move to eLearning proposes a radical truth_that online education, when taught using the methodology perfected by successful veterans of distance learning, surpasses traditional face-to-face teaching and learning. The key is for online educators to learn just what those successful methods are and how to emulate them in their own virtual courses. Making the Move to eLearning is the textbook for new and veteran online teachers who want to learn or refine their online facilitation skills.

Distance Education A Systems View of Online Learning

Author : Michael G. Moore
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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.

Start Your Own Online Education Business

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Online education is experiencing a huge growth spurt. The number of students taking online classes increased 24 percent in the past year—and this growth is only expected to continue. Don’t let this lucrative opportunity pass you by. Take your teaching global by offering courses online. Learn everything you need to know to set up a successful online education business: • Find financing, write a business plan, choose a business structure and learn other business basics • Develop exciting courses in the four most popular areas—IT, health care, education and business—as well as niche markets • Promote your business and attract students through online newsletters, search engine optimization and other innovative techniques • Design a user-friendly website and provide high-quality tech support • Train instructors in this new education medium, or teach courses yourself • And more! Real-life stories from successful entrepreneurs show you exactly what you need to do to set up and run a profitable business. Now’s the perfect time to get started with an online education business—and with this book, you’re well on your way to success.

E Learning for Geographers Online Materials Resources and Repositories

Author : Rees, Philip
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"This book provides a useful reference to the latest advancements in the area of educational technology and e-learning"--Provided by publisher.

Make Money Teaching Online

Author : Danielle Babb, PhD
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A Classroom of One

Author : Gene I. Maeroff
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A Classroom of One is Gene Maeroff's "report from the front" on the short history and status of online learning in the United States and around the world. Maeroff is a reporter who takes you to the schools from Penn State's World Campus to the Florida Virtual School to the newly emerging online learning initiatives in Afghanistan. His journey ultimately provides a snapshot of the way in which technology is changing the minds of people with regard to the nature of higher education. He looks at the method of electronic delivery, the quality of the information being delivered and quality of interaction it engenders. He looks at the way learners are adapting to this new technology and how much responsibility is put on the student's shoulders. Finally, and maybe tellingly, he looks at the business of online learning.

Online Education For Dummies

Author : Kevin E. Johnson
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From admission to graduation-your personal guide to studying online Online Education For Dummies explains the ins and outs of attending a virtual classroom, and provides you with the tools you need to hone your skills or obtain additional certification and degrees. This practical reference not only helps you get the most out of an online course, but also offers a wealth of advice to help you pick the one that matches your interests and needs. Identifies the software and hardware needed to study online Reveals how to get financial aid, transfer credits, and manage online time Explains how to locate legitimate online programs and avoid scams Whether you want to earn a degree or just increase your knowledge through an online course, Online Education For Dummies is the only guide you need.

The Handbook of Blended Learning

Author : Curtis J. Bonk
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This comprehensive resource highlights the most recent practices and trends in blended learning from a global perspective and provides targeted information for specific blended learning situations. You'll find examples of learning options that combine face-to-face instruction with online learning in the workplace, more formal academic settings, and the military. Across these environments, the book focuses on real-world practices and includes contributors from a broad range of fields including trainers, consultants, professors, university presidents, distance-learning center directors, learning strategists and evangelists, general managers of learning, CEOs, chancellors, deans, and directors of global talent and organizational development. This diversity and breadth will help you understand the wide range of possibilities available when designing blended learning environments. Order your copy today!

The Complete Step by Step Guide to Designing and Teaching Online Courses

Author : Joan Thormann
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In this valuable resource, experts share deep knowledge including practical “how-to” and preventive trouble-shooting tips. Instructors will learn about course design and development, instructional methods for online teaching, and student engagement and community building techniques. The book contains successful teaching strategies, guidance for facilitating interactions and responding to diversity, and assessments, as well as future directions for online learning. With many field-tested examples and practice assignments, and with voices from students, teachers, and experts, this book arms instructors and administrators with the tools they need to teach effective and empowering online courses. This one-stop resource addresses all of the core elements of online teaching in terms that are universally applicable to any content area and at any instructional level. “A rare book in education: one that is not only highly useful but also intellectually coherent and based on robusta>, transferable principles of learning and teaching. All educators—in online environments and in brick-and-mortar schools—will find this an invaluable resource.” —From the Foreword by Grant Wiggins “We now know we can get increased participation with online tools to make thinking more visible and switch the traditional delivery of instruction to personalize learning. While it is inevitable that online learning will become an important skill for everyone, the ideas, concepts, strategies, design elements, and tools in the book by Thormann and Zimmerman can also be applied to blended learning.” —Alan November, Senior Partner and Founder, November Learning “The authors of this book have created an excellent resource for anyone interested in becoming an online instructor or improving his or her skills in online teaching. The authors share a wealth of step-by-step activities, examples of assignments and teaching strategies that will guide both novice and experienced teachers as they expand their skills into the online realm. Even as a ‘veteran’ online instructor the book provided me with new ideas to try in my next online class.” —Sam Gladstein, Coordinator, Edmonds eLearning Program at Edmonds School District, WA “Cheers to Thormann and Zimmerman for providing a must-read for online teaching. This clear and practical guide takes the instructor from design to implementation of online courses. The authors remove the anxiety about online teaching for those thinking about on-screen instruction, and provide new thinking and examples for those already immersed in it. It is a great guide for those entering the field and a superb resource for those actively engaged in it.” —Anthony J. Bent, Chairman, Global Studies-21st Century Skills Committee of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Book Features: The building blocks necessary to create a successful online course. The know-how of long-time online instructors. Models for Skype conferencing with groups of students. Templates for course building, including sample assignments, activities, assessments, and emails. Detailed treatment of diversity in the online environment Joan Thormann is professor in the division of Technology in Education at Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She edits a column on technology and special needs for Learning and Leading with Technology. Isa Kaftal Zimmerman is the principal of IKZ Advisors in Boston, Massachusetts, an educational consulting firm serving educators and stakeholders in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Handbook of Online Learning

Author : Kjell Erik Rudestam
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`I found the book excellent and read every one of the 450 pages.... Many of the chapters reflect the Fielding Institute′s focus on human and organizational behaviour, educational leadership, and organizational management. The book will be particularly appropriate for readers from a corporate, training or business school background, though there is much for academics and online educators at all levels and subject areas to learn from this well crafted book. There are many books and articles about online learning. This is one of the better ones!′ - Robin Mason, Computers and Education Technology-mediated instruction has taken the university and the corporate sector by storm. As more instructors teach online for a dispersed learning community in both academic and business environments, there′s a need for resources that will help them adapt to this new teaching method. Educators who come out of traditional academic institutions tend to use traditional methods when offering courses online (e.g. lectures, textbooks and readings, examinations) rather than attend to small-group processes and principles of what the editors of this volume call "andragogy." This Handbook goes beyond the mechanics of how to create and direct an online learning experience to consider such a new approach to pedagogy in doing so. The editors primary purpose is to clarify the conceptual issues that underlie effective online teaching and to offer practical guidance to educators and corporate trainers who plan to teach in a virtual environment. Their central tenet is: the adoption of computer networks as the teaching vehicle of the future demands a re-examination of our core beliefs about pedagogy and how students learn. The transfer of a classroom curriculum into cyberspace is deceptively simple, but doing so without an appreciation of the nuances and implications of learning online ignores not only the potential of this medium but the inevitable realities of entering it. Rather than fear the challenges that new technology brings to systems of learning, the editors hope to help instructors embrace it by re-thinking how knowledge is acquired and how educational processes may be optimally designed in a new age of teaching and learning. Features/Benefits - Part I provides an overview and includes discussion of the unique structural aspects of the electronic learning environment, pedagogical issues, curriculum design, psychological and group dynamics, and ethical issues. - Part II examines practical issues associated with implementing courses online, both in the traditional university setting and in professionalrporate training environments. - The book draws heavily on personal case examples, many from The Fielding Graduate Institute′s 26+ years of teaching in nontraditional distributed learning environments.

CPA Exam For Dummies

Author : Kenneth W. Boyd
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Get started on the path to passing the CPA exam today Passing the CPA exam can be the first step to a long and rewarding career. With CPA Exam For Dummies, you'll get a full overview of the exam, information on how to register, the requirements for taking and passing the tests, as well as a review of the four sections. This comprehensive introductory study guide provides you with a wealth of information, including all the current AICPA content requirements in auditing and attestation, business environment and concepts, financial accounting and reporting, and accounting regulation. From start to finish, the text is designed to prepare you for each portion of this rigorous exam. Preparing for the CPA exam can be a daunting process. With the classic For Dummies approach, CPA Exam For Dummies offers an overview and steps on how to get started. Go at your own pace to master the various sections of the exam, and use the book as a reference on an ongoing basis as you prepare for the exam portions. Dive into the book to find: An overview of the CPA exam, featuring exam organization and information on scoring A content review, including practice questions and explanations of answers Online bonus practice exams to boost your knowledge and confidence An overview of the benefits of passing the CPA exam and becoming a certified public accountant For those seeking to pass the CPA exam and launch their accounting careers, CPA Exam For Dummies is the go-to resource for getting started!

Engaging the Online Learner

Author : Rita-Marie Conrad
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Engaging the Online Learners includes an innovative framework—the Phases of Engagement—that helps instructors become more involved as knowledge generators and cofacilitators of a course. The book also provides specific ideas for tested activities (collected from experienced online instructors across the nation) that can go a long way to improving online learning. Engaging the Online Learner offers the tools and information needed to: Convert classroom activities to an online environment and use online activities in a classroom-based course Assess the learning that occurs as a result of collaborative activities Phase-in activities that promote engagement among online learners Help online learners use online tools Build peer interaction through peer partnerships and team activities Create authentic activities Implement games and simulations

Kiplinger s Personal Finance Magazine

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