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Online Education Strategies- Univ 1001:
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To best prepare for your future studies, please review the below preparation resources. We encourage you to use the time before starting your first term, to get a taste of the topics of your upcoming courses. There’s no better time to start than now! Good luck with your studies!

 

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Course Overview

This course will serve as preparation for students to make a successful journey into the online learning environment with University of the People. It will introduce students to the University of the People’s resources available to them, to the academic methods, and to the policies and expectations for student performance. Further, it will provide an overview of strategies for student success including time and stress management, effective study skills, and personal ownership of the learning process.

 

Preparation Resources

Unit 1: Welcome and Introduction to University of the People

  • University of The People. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.uopeople.edu/tuition-free/
  • University of The People. (n.d.). The method. Retrieved from http://www.uopeople.edu/student-experience/quality/uopeople-method/
  • University of The People. (n.d.). Catalog: University of the People: September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014. Retrieved from http://www.uopeople.edu/about/uopeople/essential-uopeople-documents/university-catalog/

Unit 2: University of the People Educational Approach

  • Cobb, J. (2013). 15 ways of the successful self-directed learner. Retrieved from http://www.missiontolearn.com/2011/10/self-directed-learning/
  • Cobb, J. (2012). 5 power tips for serious lifelong learners. Retrieved from http://www.missiontolearn.com/2012/06/lifelong-learning-power-tips/
  • Downing, S. (n.d.). Self-assessment: Assess yourself: Self-assessment questionnaire. Retrieved from http://college.cengage.com/downing_assessment/jsp/questions1-8.jsp?customizer=pre
  • Sweet Briar College. (n.d.).Psychology: Home. Retrieved from http://www.psychology.sbc.edu/ch37.htm
  • Ryan, R. M., & Edward L. D. (2000). Intrinsic and extrinsic motivations: Class definitions and new directions. Contemporary Educational Psychology, (25), 54-67. doi: 10.1006/ceps.1999.1020

Unit 3: University of the People Educational Methods

  • Bloom, B. (1956). Big dog & little dog’s performance juxtaposition: Bloom’s taxonomy of learning domains. Retrieved from http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html
  • The University of New South Wales. (2012). Answering assignment questions. Retrieved from http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/pdf/assignquestions.pdf
  • Al-Shalchi, O. N. (2009). The effectiveness and development of online discussion. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, (5) Retrieved from http://jolt.merlot.org/vol5no1/al-shalchi_0309.htm
  • Bostock, S. (2000). Student peer assessment. Retrieved from http://www.keele.org.uk/docs/bostock_peer_assessment.htm
  • University of Strathdyde. (2007). Re-engineering assessment practices in higher education. Retrieved from http://www.reap.ac.uk/PEER/Research.aspx
  • The Sloan Consortium. (2013). Student authentication, academic integrity, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.Retrieved from http://sloanconsortium.org/node/160521

Unit 4: Academic Integrity and Ethical Conduct

  • University of The People. (n.d.). Catalog: University of the People: September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014. Retrieved from http://www.uopeople.edu/about/uopeople/essential-uopeople-documents/university-catalog/
  • iParadigms, LLC. (n.d.). Ask the experts: Plagiarism.org. Retrieved from http://plagiarism.org/ask-the-experts/faq
  • The Regents of the University of California. (n.d.). Teaching guide for graduate student instructors: Preventing academic misconduct. Retrieved from http://gsi.berkeley.edu/teachingguide/misconduct/paraphrasing.html
  • The Regents of the University of California. (n.d.). Evaluating web pages: Techniques to apply & questions to ask. Retrieved from http://lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html
  • NCSU Libraries. (2009). Anatomy of a scholarly article.Retrieved from http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/scholarly-articles/
  • Ballantine, J. H., & Roberts, K. A. (2008). Our social world: Introduction to sociology (2nd ed.). Retrieved from http://www.pineforge.com/ballantine2study/read.htm
  • (n.d.). Comparison of e-book formats. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats
  • Purdue University. (n.d.). OWL: Online writing lab: In-text citations: The basics. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/
  • Purdue University. (n.d.). OWL: Online writing lab: Reference list: Electronic sources (web publications). Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Unit 5: Time and Stress Management

  • org. (n.d.). Time management tips. Retrieved from http://www.academictips.org/acad/timemanagement.html
  • (n.d.). Time stealers – and how to deal with them! Retrieved from http://www.takeonestep.org/Pages/yourlife/timestealers.aspx
  • Roper, A. R. (n.d.). How to be a good online learner. Retrieved from http://www.valrc.org/tutorials/onlinelearner/organization.htm
  • org. (n.d.). Stress management: How to reduce, prevent, and cope with stress. Retrieved from http://www.helpguide.org/mental/stress_management_relief_coping.htm

Unit 6: Study Skills and Test Preparation

  • California Polytechnic State University. (n.d.). Student academic services: Note taking systems: The Cornell method. Retrieved from http://www.sas.calpoly.edu/asc/ssl/notetakingsystems.html
  • Ohio State University. (n.d.). Effective reading & note-taking strategies. Received from http://26866a52b05332f6335894de1aa50843cd2cfcef.gripelements.com/pdf/AAS/Tutoring/effectivereading-andnote-takingstrategies.pdf
  • Mind Tools Ltd. (n.d.). Mind maps: A powerful approach to note-taking. Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_01.htm
  • Landsberger, J. (n.d.). Study guides and strategies: Research and reading. Retrieved from http://www.studygs.net/shared/reading.htm
  • Landsberger, J. (n.d.). Study guides and strategies: Thinking and memorizing; Test preparation and taking. Retrieved from http://www.studygs.net/shared/testing.htm
  • Gwynne, P. (n.d.). The write way to reduce test anxiety: Two new research studies offer a simple approach to improving examination performance. Retrieved from http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2011/01/14/the-write-way-to-reduce-test-anxiety

Unit 7: What is Critical Thinking and Why is it Important?

  • Lau, J. & Chan, J. (n.d.). Module c: Critical thinking. Retrieved from http://philosophy.hku.hk/think/critical/
  • O’Leary, T. (2007). 5 ways to develop independent thought. Retrieved from http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/5-ways-to-develop-independent-thought/
  • Mind Tools Ltd. (n.d.). The ladder of inference: Avoiding “jumping to conclusions”. Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMC_91.htm
  • Mind Tools Ltd. (n.d.). Starbursting: Understanding new ideas by brainstorming questions. Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newCT_91.htm
  • Mind Tools Ltd. (n.d.). Root cause analysis: Tracing a problem to its orgins. Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMC_80.htm
  • Mind Tools Ltd. (n.d.).5 whys: Quickly getting to the root of a problem. Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMC_5W.htm

Unit 8: Developing Personal and Academic Goals

  • Covey, S. R. (n.d.). The 7 habits of highly effective people. Retrieved from http://www.davidkinard.com/marketing%20files/7%20Habits%20Summary.pdf
  • com. (n.d.). How to write your success story. Retrieved from http://www.secretchanges.com/how-to-write-your-success-story.html

Mind Tools Ltd. (n.d.). Personal goal setting: Planning to live your life your way. Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com/page6.html

 

 

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