How to Ace Your Online Course

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Dr. Anthony Birch earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy at City University of New York Graduate School. He studied distance education theory at the University of Maryland University College. He has taught undergraduates at both for-profit and non-profit universities as well as adult career changers in Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer courses. He co-authored a complete multi-platform (online/onground) course, which included a textbook, discussion questions, and 500 quiz questions, for Florida State University at Jacksonville. He has designed and taught Introduction to Philosophy and Business Ethics courses.

Dr. William J. Haney has taught online classes since 1995 for both for-profit and non-profit universities. He has also been a "train the trainer" for new online instructors at various schools. Bill is the former Dean of the College of Business and Mass Communication and is currently Professor of Business Administration at Brenau University. He earned his M.S. in Counseling and Human Systems and Ph.D. in Higher Education from Florida State University. He also holds an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University. He teaches a variety of courses including Organizational Behavior, Critical and Creative Thinking, and Business Communication. He lives with his family near Dahlonega, Georgia.

How to Ace Your Online Course

An Easy Practical Guide for Success in Online Education

Authored by Anthony Birch Ph.D.
Authored with William J. Haney Ph.D.
Edition: 1.01

By 2020, 50% of all college students in the U.S. will be taking at least one online course and they will be joined with millions more across the globe. This book is indispensable for traditional, first-time online students as well as for adult returning students and professionals pursuing online degrees. How to Ace Your Online Course shows you everything instructors want you to know for you to get the best grades in your online course. It is perfect for students taking any type of online course, including those enrolled in high school, A.A., B.A., M.A., or Ph.D. degree programs. Written by two Ph.D.'s with experience in online education at private non-profit, public non-profit, and for-profit universities, this book is much more than just a study guide. First, the authors take you behind the scenes in online education with a full and honest discussion of the economic conditions and educational theories that drive online education. Second, the authors help you with expert advice by describing how you should prepare for online education psychologically and by detailing the specific techniques you need to use to ensure the best grades. The book includes information revealed nowhere else, including the contractual duties of online instructors (why instructors are often required to help you), the grading techniques and tools instructors use, how to answer discussion questions in the formats that instructors look for, and how to work constructively in groups. Contrary to popular belief, most online instructors want to give students good grades, but many students sabotage their own education by failing to follow the best practices for online education. This book shows you how NOT to fail! Younger students may be fearful of the competitive environment in higher education. They fear losing scholarships if their grades fall. Older students may be attending school through corporate programs that reimburse full tuition — but only if the student receives an "A." Fear no more. This book has all the strategies you need to maximize your grades.

Publication Date:
1500823562 / 9781500823566
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Education / Study Skills

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