Cracking the Code: Online Learning for Paper & Pencil People

Understand higher education today, and what you - the student - can do to adapt that world to you so you can succeed!
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About This Course

Published 7/2014 English

Course Description

1. Save you money.

2. Ensure you reach your educational goals.

3. Help you enjoy e-learning.

These are the three outcomes of this comprehensive approach to navigating the complex education environment students of all ages face today.

This course provides clear explanations of the state of higher education in the U.S. - all forms of it - and how to navigate and sort that education to find the right programs, courses, and styles of teaching that speak to your learning needs and goals.

Using recent research into neuroscience and experimental psychology, the course also shows you how to find programs that complement your learning style as well as your pace and level of learning. In short, this course gives you the tools to customize all of education, including online learning, to you, the learner.

Using humorous and polished videos, guided tasks, and quick review quizzes, this seven hour course will transform you from a novice to an expert on e-learning. Packed with insider tips, phenomenal organization, and clear guidance, you'll find this course teaches you to tell when, how, where, why, and when you should learn online, and how to enjoy it and succeed at it when you do so.

What are the requirements?

  • An interest in online or virtual education (e-learning)
  • A computer with internet access
  • A willingness to think creatively about your learning styles and interests
  • Notepads or computer-based organizing system for the lessons and inventory

What am I going to get from this course?

  • A thorough understanding of the world and terms of online learning
  • A permanent inventory of your educational needs, style, preferences, and strengths - which you can use in all learning situations for the rest of your life
  • A competitive edge over other students by using key strategies from education insiders on how to decide what to study
  • Specific things you can do now to essentially start your homework before you even start class, to set you up for success

What is the target audience?

  • People who may not like learning on a computer, but want to understand what all is going on in education
  • Parents of students entering college soon
  • High school juniors or seniors wondering if online education is right for them
  • Adult learners thinking about online education for a degree while working
  • Adult learners thinking about online education for learning something new, or choosing between online or in-person education

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction - a Virtual Learning Roadmap (~ 8 minutes)
Article

The Five Goals of This Course

Article

Open Door Education Overview

04:58

This 5 minute video sets the stage for the course and how to use it.

Section 2: Demystifying Online Education (~1 hr, 32 minutes)
05:16

The world of in-person v online learning, hybrid, flipped, blended and traditional formats is explained!

Article

Explore a MOOC!

Video for Learning Providers (~ 6 minutes)
05:50
Article

In this activity, learn the difference between the kinds of universities and educational organizations.

5 questions

Test your knowledge of this section's lessons

Section 3: Inventory Your Learning (~43 minutes)
03:11

This video gives an Overview of the inventory process, and what each step means.

09:54

This video walks you step by step through all seven aspects of the learning inventory in detail.

Article

How to Conduct a Learning Inventory

5 questions

This quiz tests your knowledge of a learning inventory

Section 4: Give Yourself the Edge (~1 hr, 48 minutes)
Article

A learning focus research activity - be sure to do this BEFORE you watch the video!

06:41

This video explains Learning Focus and how to research it.

Article

Expanding your focus!

7 questions

This quiz tests your knowledge of how to create a learning focus and research it.

Section 5: Prepare for Success with Proximal Learning (~48 minutes)
07:54

Proximal learning explained!

Article

These resources provide more information on proximal learning for you.

Article

Assemble your own proximal evaluation in less than 15 minutes!

5 questions

This quiz tests how well you understand proximal learning.

Section 6: Start Your Homework (~12 minutes prep + 1-10 hours work)
02:05

How to get the most out of your work in this course.

Article

A quick review of the materials you should now have at hand.

Article

Here is it! The money moment where it all comes together!

Section 7: Share What You Think! (~1 minute)
Article

Tell us what you think!

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Instructor Biography

The Learning Lab @ Open Door Ed The Learning Lab @ Open Door Education, Teaching, Tech, & Neuroscience - Fused to Help You Succeed

The Learning Lab is the e-classroom of Open Door Education, a firm specializing in creating adaptive content that responds to the brain strengths and learning styles of the student. Open Door seeks to provide high-quality educational access, adaptation, and assessment to all students.

Together, our dynamic four-person team has over 45 years of experience and advanced degrees in the following areas:

-online, virtual, e-learning for traditional-age college students all the way up to adults in their 70s and 80s brand new to online learning;

-traditional bricks and mortar teaching, as well as learning therapies for those with learning challenges;

-neuroeducation specialization, for people with serious physical damage who want to succeed;

-technology start-up experience, and decades of work in showing customers/students/clients how to quickly master technology to make their lives easier;

-local, federal, and state government work, which helps us understand the regulations and realities in which education, business, and NGOs today operate;

-clinical and behavioral psychology work and study, which informs how we convey information and break up our teaching.

After years of working through intermediaries, we decided to connect direct with the students - with you! - and share what we have learned the hard way. We hope you enjoy it!

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