Courses offered by UC Online allow for flexibility and convenience for students who want to learn online. If you are someone who is motivated and able to work on your own, online courses may be the right fit for you!
Online courses are not always right for everyone because it does require finding your own dedicated time to complete the coursework. Interested to see whether or not you are ready for online courses? Take our short quiz to find out and connect with us on Facebook to share your results.
Feedback: In online learning, getting a head start is the ideal way to begin. By taking just a few minutes to orient yourself to the course, the structure, and the expectations allows you to approach the first day of class a little more relaxed and ready to go.
Feedback: It is essential that you know the deadlines for assignments. If it isn’t crystal clear in the syllabus, reach out your instructor for confirmation. Your instructors are there to support you, but it is up to you to ask questions when you need more information.
Feedback: There is not a clear right answer to this question, but since you have your assignments and schedule ahead of time, you should get a jump start and work ahead for the time you will be on vacation. Plus, who wants to worry about class on vacation. This allows you to get well deserved time away and still be successful in your class.
Feedback: Finding a balance is key to being “present” in your class. It is not necessary, not to mention extremely time consuming, to respond to all posts in the discussion board. The best approach is to make your participation valuable and intentional. Find discussion posts that intrigue you and engage interesting dialog with your classmates. Additionally, be sure to keep up with the course announcements. This is the best way to stay up to date with what is happening in the course and any changes along the way.
Feedback: Your classroom is a professional environment, so you need to respond in a way that you are comfortable and that makes the others in the class as comfortable as possible. Keep in mind that in text “tone” is something that is very difficult to decipher. For this reason replying back to the individual may not be the best response because you could be making an assumption of their tone. Is is best to reach out to your instructor for advice in the matter.
Feedback: If you’re not sure you’ve used your research properly, it’s always a good idea to ask for help. The Writing Center, your instructor, or the library can help! Avoid submitting your assignments if you are unsure whether you have plagiarized.
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