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  • StratagiesHow to Succeed in an Online Course?

    This tutorial is designed to help you prepare for taking an online course. It will help you improve your online learning strategies and familiarize yourself with the skills to succeed in an online learning environment.

    Upon successful completion of all modules, you will be able to:

    1. Evaluate your readiness to take an online course
    2. Recognize effective learning habits and techniques
    3. Identify basic time management skills
    4. Recall the relationship between course participation and academic success
    5. Recognize the differences between traditional classroom and online courses 

    Developed by:

    Dr. Bruce Tsuji, Department of Psychology
    Haidee Thanda, Educational Development Centre

    Introduction (2:13 minutes)

      Note: these modules are self-guided and no instructional support will be provided. Please contact for technical support.
      • 5. Want to Connect with Other Online Students?

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        This module introduces the importance of social processes in online learning. Social processes include one-on-one mentoring between student and instructor, one-to-many interactions with each other, and peer assistance. It also demonstrates ways to enhance collaboration through key active learning techniques.

        Learning outcomes 

        • Identify the benefits of participating in your online community (forums, email, and question threads) 
        • Recognize the relationships between course participation and academic success

        (1:00 minute)

        Supplementary Readings

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