Helping students be successful online is much different than it is in traditional environments. Often assumptions are made about technical aptitude of learners who take classes online, but in many cases the technology is a barrier. Academic and study skills differ as well. Debbie Morrison’s article defines ways to support learners online. “Three Categories of Resources: The resources featured here address skill gaps in three areas: 1) technical, 2) academic and 3) study skills. The academic section includes resources for subject areas of writing composition, grammar and math. The technical section links to sites that provide instruction for learners in basic web skills including e-mail and file uploads, how-to navigate and search on the web, and it also features a list of resources for student support specific to learning management (LMS) platforms. The section on study skills provides a list of resources geared to learners studying online; skill development for time management, study planning and prioritizing.”
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