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Online Learning

Online work can be done anytime (24/7), but there are deadlines and, in my classes, these are weekly deadlines. Time-management skills, independent learning, and self-discipline are essential. If you are a procrastinator, online courses should help you develop some good time-management skills.

Each online class is unique to the instructor and subject area. My classes include many tools for learning and studying psychology, whatever your learning style. The courses maintain the quality and comprehensiveness of a traditional class, but use different methods to do so. Lecture is replaced with an e-Text, presentations, animations, interactive exercises, videos, discussions, and testing. Weekly assignments include quizzes (both timed and untimed), discussion posting, and interactive exercises. in my classes, optional, extra-credit assignments can be used make up some missed work.

See: Cuyamaca College Online Success Website including:
1) Ready for online learningTime
2) Apply to college and register for classes
3) Acquire the right equipment and skills
4) Canvas basics

Blackboard

Also see Canvas Tutorial Videos for training in the online
course management systems used for most online courses.

Online Learning Course Myths

California Community Colleges Interactive Tutorials
(extensive series of tutorials on online education)

Last Updated: 01/12/2018
  • GCCCD
  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
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