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Online learning is very different from face to face learning, and requires different skills and knowledge.   The following resources will help you learn more.  Be sure to watch all of the videos below and then take each one of the self-assessments to gauge your readiness.

Are You Ready for Online Courses?

The following videos will help you learn more about online learning at WVU Parkersburg.

Online Versus Face to Face Classes

 

Time Management

Technology Skills

 

Online Learning Readiness

Below you will find a number of Online Learning Readiness Self-Assessments.  Online learning is a complex subject and no single assessment covers every important area, so you are encouraged to explore them all.  Your answers to the questions provided in these assessments will help you determine what you need to do to succeed at online learning. Post-survey feedback will also provide you with information on what you can expect from an online course:

Student Self-Assessment – Wayne State University

Learning Skills Self-Assessment – Metropolitan State University of Denver.

If you have any questions or concerns about online learning or your readiness as an online learner, please contact the IT Help Desk at 304.424.8215 or submit a ticket.

 

 

 

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