and Course Number
How does it work?
of attending lectures
online students use the web
site, textbooks, and lab
activities to learn. Students are responsible for reading the web
site and completing all class
activities, usually within the week. Your teacher will
answer questions and give feedback via the web site and e-mail.
You mean I don't
have to come to class?
right! The only required meetings are an orientation before
the semester begins (see the college schedule) and the exams.
For most people, an online course feels like more work than a
face-to-face course. The good news is that you get to pick the
time and setting for your learning.
So what do I need
to be an online student?
what you need to be able to succeed in the on-line section:
to a computer with the course software installed.|
access (Web and e-mail).|
and willingness to work independently.|
experience with Internet and with Windows. |
- Can you troubleshoot problems?
- Can you browse the web and send an e-mail attachment?
REALLY helps to like reading and writing.|
need to participate in the course communication. |
- Check e-mail regularly -- daily is best.
Do you have any
tips for online students?
up with the class. |
The biggest problem online students have is gradually falling
behind. You may lose points when assignments are late, and
you may be dropped from the class if you get more than 5
Schedule at least 9 hours per week for a 3 unit class.
Remember, in a regular class you would be driving, parking,
attending class, and doing homework. Don't think that that
you don't need to make time for class just because you're not on
with a small group,|
either in-person or via phone or e-mail.
as soon as you begin to have problems or if you decide to drop.
and discussion can be brief and casual. |