9/7/2015 0 Comments
This week, we welcome guest bloggers Jacqueline Myers from Nitty-Gritty English!
Heading to college is scary. Heading to college as an adult can be terrifying! I know. I’ve been there! Regardless of why you are heading back to the classroom, most likely you will be taking at least some online college courses to round out your degree. When considering online courses, adult students are typically apprehensive about:
First of all, you may be worried that you won’t understand the types of technology that are required when taking online college courses. But as an online educator, I can tell you that if you can upload an attachment in an email, private message friends on Facebook and use basic word-processing programs like Microsoft Word, you have the beginnings of a successful online college career! Online college course platforms are created to be user-friendly. Asking your professor a question about an assignment is just like typing an email or private messaging a friend on Facebook. Typing up the assignment is like typing in any word-processing program you have used. And, uploading that assignment is very similar to uploading a document in an email.
Quick-start tip: Log into your class the first day it’s available and take the time to explore where everything is. Once you figure out how the class is set up, you will feel much more confident about completing the course successfully! Log in often to make sure you are keeping on top of work and so that you don’t miss any important announcements or emails.
Lessa Scherrer is an college admissions consultant who has worked with college-bound students for many years. She is a member of NACAC and WACAC and also teaches ACT Prep, speed-reading, college study skills and college-level writing.
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